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Survivorship, Surveillance, & Back to Work

Best Practices

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...

Research & Evidence

Mariotto, Angela B.; Lindsey Enewold; Jingxuan Zhao; Christopher A. Zeruto; K. Robin Yabroff
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Commissioned by Bristol-Myers Squibb
The Economist Intelligence Unit


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