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International Efforts: Perspectives, Policies, and Programs

  • Patricia Findley
  • Catherine P. Wilson
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With more people surviving cancer, it has become more likely that these cancer survivors can continue to work for many years following diagnosis and primary treatment. This chapter will provide a review of factors that are associated with work and the policies and programs in representative countries to address aspects of work in cancer survivors. Concepts of work, work disability following cancer, and optimization of function after primary cancer treatment in cancer survivors in various countries will be highlighted to identify some common themes and approaches across various nations, including an examination of the few programs that currently exist to support return to work efforts.

Keywords

Cancer Survivor Breast Cancer Survivor Work Ability Disability Pension Vocational Rehabilitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Assistant ProfessorRutgers University, School of Social WorkNew BrunswickUSA

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