The Employment and Insurance Concerns of Cancer Survivors

  • Barbara Hoffman


The employment and insurance concerns of cancer survivors have changed dramatically during the past generation. In the 1970s, fewer than one-half of those diagnosed with cancer survived more than 5 years. Treatment options were few, often disabling, and commonly ineffective. Myths about cancer prevailed. Consequently, many survivors experienced substantial problems obtaining and retaining employment and adequate health insurance.


Health Insurance Cancer Survivor American Cancer Society Cancer History Employment Discrimination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Hoffman
    • 1
  1. 1.National Coalition for Cancer SurvivorshipRutgers University School of LawNewarkUSA

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