Aware of the specificity of cancer, the Foundation Against Cancer launched RECONNECT, a free online platform to guide human resources or other managers in the reintegration process of employees diagnosed with cancer.
Every year, more than 26,000 people of working age are told they have cancer. That is 73 people every day. Hence, cancer is the third most common cause of long-term absence from work, after mental health problems (such as burnout) and physical illnesses.
Returning to work plays a vital role in the self-esteem of people with cancer and contributes to the healing process. It is an important part of recovery. Continuing to work or returning to work means a return to normality: work provides social contacts, financial security, structure and the opportunity to rebuild a social and professional life. Work therefore contributes to greater quality of life during and after cancer.