For some post-transplant patients, going back to work is a key milestone on the long road to recovery. It can represent a return to normality, a chance to feel useful again, and an opportunity to focus the mind on things other than recovery. Returning to work is a key part of an active lifestyle, and is associated with improved general wellbeing and a higher quality of life.
Unfortunately, the journey back to employment is rarely simple for those who are dealing with the physical and psychological impact of a stem cell transplant.
This report picks up where A road map for recovery left off. It looks more closely at the challenges facing those who return to employment after their transplant, identifies the gaps in support which may prevent or prolong that transition, and proposes how we can work together to bridge these gaps.
We must support people affected by blood cancer to achieve that ambition. Read the full report and see all our recommendations by clicking on the link below.
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