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Medical advances have improved the five-year survival rate for patients diagnosed with cancer and some late-stage cancers that once were terminal have now become manageable, chronic conditions. Because of this, more individuals with cancer as well as survivors of cancer are re-entering the workforce. Resuming the role of worker is considered an important step in recovery for many. Occupational therapy (OT) can play an important role in facilitating a successful transition back to work for both cancer patients and survivors.
occupational therapy, oncology, cancer, cancer treatment, return to work
Occupational Therapy | Oncology
Scheidell, OTAS, Annamarie; Sloane, BS, MS, OTAS, Stephanie; and Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT, Sara, "Occupational Therapy’s Role in Oncology: Returning to Work During and After Treatment" (2019). School of Continuing and Professional Studies Posters. 1.