ERIC Number: ED537528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
A Realistic View of Returning to the Classroom after Cancer. Survival: A Double Entendre
Zimmer, Heidi S.
Returning to work after cancer treatment provides its own set of challenges. The purpose of this research paper is to inform cancer survivors of the reality of returning to work after treatment. From personal experience and stories from others getting back to a "normal" life is a large part of the recovery from cancer. Returning to work can be the conclusion to a very long battle and reinsures the survivor that they truly have beaten the beast. The literature revealed that it takes time for the body to follow the head and heart when it comes to recovery. A case study approach was used in gathering and interpreting data following my recovery from cancer. Findings indicated that following chemotherapy treatments, returning to work takes a long period of time for one to learn how to function close to or at the level prior to the diagnosis. In conclusion, it is important for a cancer survivor to talk about the journey. This provides the all-important venue for ones return to normalcy.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A