Most men back at work after prostate cancer

Four out of five back to work within a year of diagnosis, study shows

The proportion of men with prostate cancer returning to work following treatment is ‘surprisingly high’, Australian researchers have found in a systematic review.

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The review of 47 studies covering more than 20,000 patients diagnosed with prostate cancer (mean age 61) found that 80% returned to work within a year.

The average amount of sick leave taken from post-treatment to the first return-to-work date was 32 days, based on eight studies that reported on this issue.

However, the findings could not be generalised to those