With the diagnosis of cancer, negative emotions are triggered and can become uncontrollable and affect us in a significant way in our day to day. Once recovered, theoretically we are already prepared to return to our daily activities, but in many occasions very intense fears and worries arise that can interfere us at the time of recovering our previous occupations to the disease, among them the return to work .
The return to normality is complex and depends on each case, and is that cancer is a disease that affects today 1,500,000 people living in Spain and from which each year registers 222,000 new cases. Because 40% of them are of working age and the survival and rate of improvement has doubled, the return to work more than an objective is a goal .
How to return to normal
The difficulties are going to be there. Excessive pressure, negative criticism, early retirement or non-renewal of contract can endanger the complete rehabilitation of a patient. Work absenteeism may be a short-term solution, but what it does in the medium and long term is to worsen the problem and increase the frustration of the patient.
An active role in reincorporation, an attitude centered on trust, flexibility and tolerance with yourself can be a guarantee of success. The psychological help is in these cases is key to provide tools to the patient and help cope with this situation in an appropriate way.
Fear of rejection
The fear of sharing the disease with the work environment for fear of possible rejection may be common among new diagnoses. In some cases this situation generates anxiety and nervousness , while in others, it gives them a sense of normalcy and helps them to face the disease with the utmost serenity possible.. That is why specialists insist on advancing the development of treatments that produce fewer sequels and allow patients to reintegrate themselves as soon as possible and as soon as possible.