When to return to work after radiation therapy?


The return to work depends on the patient’s professional activity, on how well radiotherapy is tolerated, and on the appearance of side effects Each patient should discuss with his/her radiation oncologist to determine when to return to work.

There is no specific rule, and going back to active work life depends mainly on how well the treatment is tolerated, the appearance of side effects, and their impact on the patient’s daily life.

Some patients continue to work during radiotherapy, but this depends on the type of work. Each patient must discuss when to return to work with the radiation oncologist, the treating physician, and the occupational physician.