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Survivorship, Surveillance, & Back to Work

Best Practices

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Patient and Family Advisory Council

Many employees who are also cancer survivors have been diagnosed and treated at MD Anderson, choosing our clinicians to manage their cancer journey.  These employee-patients are in a unique position to provide insight to us about their patient and survivorship experience.  Patient and family centered care has been an approach long advocated the by American Hospital Association. Planning, delivering and evaluating health care through partnerships among patients, families, and health care practitioners yields superior outcomes.  In...

Research & Evidence

Mariotto, Angela B.; Lindsey Enewold; Jingxuan Zhao; Christopher A. Zeruto; K. Robin Yabroff
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Aiuppa, Laura; Maria Hewitt; Sharyl J. Nass
The National Academies of Sciences


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