Wednesday, May 18

Finally, the cancer is over. But why is it so tiring to get back to work?

For Kirsten Haneborg (42), a mentor was the key back to working life after cancer. The conversations with him made her understand that small steps were not a defeat, but on the contrary progress.

The desire and motivation was there. Nevertheless, Kirsten Haneborg struggled to return to work after a tough cancer treatment.

Not everyone who has survived cancer returns to work.

About. 40 per cent of cancer patients in Norway are of working age (20–59 years). 71 percent survive more than 5 years after treatment. But just under 20 per cent of what are called “cancer survivors” are not in work ten years after they contracted the disease.

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