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Diagnosis, Treatment Planning & Care

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Cancer Survivorship and Caregiver Activities

MD Anderson recognizes that cancer survivorship or serving as a cancer caregiver is a special challenge when you are also employed, either full time or in a part time capacity. The MD Anderson Diversity Council has established a “Cancer in the Workplace Employee Network” as one of its affinity groups to support employees who are caregivers or cancer survivors.  This group meets on a regular basis to discuss work and home issues and share solutions.  The group advocates and promotes employee participation in Cancer...


Manager's Kit

After you’ve told your manager about your diagnosis, it will help to have a framework for discussions about your job. Understand that your manager will probably be worried for you — and for the company. The best antidote is information, which is why we created this kit. It contains need-to-know laws relating to cancer in the workplace; successful workplace strategies; tips for dealing with your HR department; and more. We recommend detaching this page and sharing the rest of the kit with your manager. Additional resources for both you and your employer can be found at

Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies

If you have cancer, you may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are a treatment option for many people with cancer. This book explains cancer treatment clinical trials and gives you some things to think about when deciding whether to take part. This booklet is for people with cancer, their family, and friends.