The impact of a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment on work life is different for everyone. You may have an understanding supervisor, a flexible schedule, and an wonderful team to support you through treatment. For others, it can be much harder. You likely have questions about how to manage work and treatment: What do I tell my boss? Should I take time off from work for treatment? How will I pay the bills?
If you have more questions, Forge can connect you with a pro bono attorney through the Bar Association. Contact our Client Services Coordinator, Janet Dees, at (205) 990-5367 or [email protected] for a referral. Si hablas español y quieres más información, por favor contacta a Ana Emaldi, al (205) 990-5375 O al [email protected].
The resources below from breastcancer.org offer ways to manage the emotional, physical, and legal aspects of balancing your job and your treatment:
- Telling Your Boss and Co-Workers About Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis
- Working During Treatment
- Taking Time Off Work for Treatment
- Self-Employed and In Treatment
- Looking for a New Job
- Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination at Work
- 10 People on Early Retirement After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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