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Do you need to stop working during chemotherapy?

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Chemo isn't always as overwhelming as you might expect. Some people can work during treatment. Since you won't know how you'll feel until you start, it's best to have a flexible schedule. Working part-time or from home on days that you don't feel well can help you stay on top of your job without getting too exhausted.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Chemotherapy and You."

Mayo Clinic: "Chemotherapy."

American Cancer Society: "Getting Chemotherapy," "Chemotherapy Side Effects."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: "Chemotherapy and You."

Mayo Clinic: "Chemotherapy."

American Cancer Society: "Getting Chemotherapy," "Chemotherapy Side Effects."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 22, 2018

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