Unemployed and surviving cancer

Knoxville (WVLT) - If being diagnosed with cancer is not difficult enough, a new report shows people who survive the illness may be more likely to be unemployed.

The research is published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers who did an analysis of previous studies, found long-term effects of some cancers and their treatments can cause many patients to miss work.

Researchers found that overall, cancer survivors were almost one and a half times more likely to be unemployed than healthy workers.

The risk of unemployment was found to be higher among those who'd survived certain cancers, such as breast, gastrointestinal and cancer of the female reproductive organs.

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