Colorectal Cancer: In Treatment: Seeking Work: Stages II, III, IV
Undergoing treatment while seeking employment can make the job search more difficult, but not impossible.
A potential employer cannot ask about your health status or history in a job interview. The only question is what you can do physically and mentally today - not what may happen in the future.
Appointments can be arranged around your treatment schedule.
- Set appointments for days when you are likely to be feeling and looking good.
- If the day and time for a work appointment cannot be moved, speak with your doctor to find out if you can change a treatment appointment. Do not skip a scheduled treatment. Schedules are set the way they are for a reason.
The Survivorship A to Z document Work: Seeking New Employment will help guide you through the process of looking for a job despite your health situation.