When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you will have to worry about treatment, as well as treatment. Depending on my work, less than 60 % of patients continued the same work after the diagnosis. However, it is necessary to have some knowledge to balance treatment and work without difficulty.
Today is about checking before treatment.
First, if you are diagnosed with breast cancer, check with your doctor, work, and above all.
1⃣ Let's check with the doctor in charge.
The doctor in charge is not familiar with the content of the patient's work, so be sure to convey specific ways of working, such as a lot of standing work. Then, ask the doctor in the treatment schedule, frequency, side effects and periods, points to note -Needs of clinics other than mammary gland surgery, frequency, consideration at work, and when to start working.
2⃣ Let's check with your company.
Check if there is a system that can be used for treatment. (Employment rules, employment contracts, etc.) Depending on the insurance you have at the company, you may be subject to insurance benefits. At that time, you do not need to forcibly convey the name of breast cancer. When communicating, it is important to tell those who want your boss, subordinates, industrial physicians, etc., but to those who want to be considered.
When requesting consideration, it is often necessary to consider the appearance of changes in appearance, hot flashes, cold, and lymph edema after the axillary lymph. Tell me what you need to continue working.
3⃣ Let's check with yourself.
It is important to clarify your own thoughts on working. You may want to retire from the workplace once to concentrate on treatment, and your current job is to choose to reemployment after the treatment has calmed down. Also, for the future, let's check the income of the family and the amount of annual income necessary for life.
If you resume your work, you may be working too hard. But you don't have to be impatient. Don't work too hard alone, and gradually get used to your work at your own pace.