For many people, going back to work when they feel ready is a big step in their recovery. It can bring back a sense of normality, financial stability, routine and social contact.
You may want to go back to work but still feel nervous about doing your job well or about how people will react. You may still be coping with side effects or difficult feelings. Some people may feel too well to stay at home but not quite well enough to deal with work pressures.
Talk to your family and friends about how you feel so they can support you. Recovery takes time so it’s important not to expect too much of yourself. Try not to put pressure on yourself. Don’t worry if you have one or two setbacks – this is to be expected.
We have other helpful advice on life after cancer treatment.