University of Colorado Cancer Center Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control and university health economist Cathy Bradley has found that nearly 7 million of the 15 million people in America who are fighting or have beaten cancer are still working.
Bradley found that the numbers of those in America who are working either while they are getting their medicines for cancer or after they have beaten cancer are up to levels not seen before, a posting on the Marketplace website said. According to Bradley's research, this is happening because a higher number of Americans are finding out what their cancer is and they are finding out sooner.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso told Marketplace's Ryan Kailath that improvements made in how cancer is fought are allowing Americans who are fighting cancer or have beaten cancer to continue working.
Bradley told Kailath that Americans who are fighting cancer are choosing to continue working to take advantage of the health insurance that they get as a benefit from the companies they work for.
Bradley also found through other research that Americans who are fighting cancer or have beaten cancer who use their companies' health insurance worked longer days than those who didn't have company health insurance.