Career impacts of breast cancer treatments on U.S. survivors and patients as of 2017

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. female breast cancer patients and survivors whose careers were impacted by breast cancer treatments as of 2017. According to the survey, 42 percent of respondents were employed and on track with their careers, while 16 percent of respondents became disabled as a result of their treatments and could no longer work.

Percentage of U.S. female breast cancer patients and survivors whose jobs were impacted by their breast cancer treatment as of 2017

Percentage of respondents
Employed42%
Lost job20%
Became disabled and could no longer work16%
Forced to switch careers15%
Demoted8%
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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

Number of respondents

587 respondents

Special properties

Female breast cancer patients and survivors

Method of interview

Online survey

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