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New Return to Work Resource


New return to work resource for those who have had cancer treatment.

For the next year and a half, this guide is available free online.

The BC Cancer Agency has recently published Cancer and Returning to Work: A Practical Guide for Cancer Patients 2nd edition.  The guide is available for free at www.bccancer.bc.ca for the next year and a half.  Hard copies can be purchased from the C&W Bookstore.

The guide was designed to help those who are considering or attempting to return to work after cancer treatment.  It encourages those who have had cancer to take positive and systematic steps to anticipate, problem solve and overcome challenges that arise when returning to work.   The guide provides education and self management tools, including exercises and resources.

Developed from the BC Cancer Agency’s experience in providing vocational rehabilitation to cancer patients in BC for the past 20 years, the book incorporates patient, employer, insurance and health provider input on returning to work, as well learnings from research.


Your input and feedback is important to us

We see this as a work in progress and will continue to upgrade the content to make a better resource.   Please take the time to fill out an evaluation form for patients or an evaluation form for health care providers, employers, insurance representatives, and others.  Return these forms by either:

  • Fax – 604-877- 6249 (Attention: Vocational Rehabilitation Program)
  • Email – Vocrehab@bccancer.bc.ca
  • Mail – Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Room 660, 750 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z  1H2


We have two sets of evaluation forms: one for patients and another for those who work with patients. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the evaluation and encouraging your patients to do the same.

Our hope is to eventually develop a third addition with the feedback provided.


This entry was posted on August 27, 2014 by in Resources, Survivorship and tagged .

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