Employers need to be supportive of breast cancer patients in their office
Oct 26, 2011
The amount of breast cancer survivors continues to rise and the reactions of bosses across the country have varied. However, it is truly important that employers are flexible with those who were recently diagnosed, according to The Kansas City Star.
"The support you get from management and from co-workers can actually get you in a better frame of mind so you can come back faster from treatments," survivor Lisa Tighe, 52, told the news source.
Those who recently were diagnosed with the disease need to look into their workplace policy, consider the timing of treatment in order to plan days off, talk to co-workers who might be affected from the person being absent and speak directly to a supervisor so they are aware of everything that is needed, the media outlet reports.
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is recommended that once a woman turns 40 she schedules annual mammograms. If a woman has an extensive family history of the disease, she may want to start making these appointments earlier in case the disease does develop.