Future Research, Practice, and Policy

  • Michael Feuerstein

The financial burden of surviving cancer as it relates to work is a costly public health problem. Research described in Chapter 2, based on data from the US and a recent study from Norway [1], provides confirmation that the challenges related to cancer survivorship and work present an economic burden to society, one that has been rarely discussed. Although more countries must weigh in on the economic impact of cancer survivors as it relates to employment, there is no reason to assume the problem is specific to a few nations.


Cancer Survivor Economic Burden Work Disability Work Task Childhood Cancer Survivor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Professor, Departments of Medical and Clinical Psychology, and Preventive Medicine and BiometricsUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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