This report is an English translation of a summary of the findings from a study of living conditions among people with cancer (Fafo-report 2009:06). There have been four main research questions:
How does having cancer affect the employment and job situation?
How is their financial situation affected?
What sort of support and follow-up do people with cancer get from
their private network and from the treatment and support system?
How is a child’s financial and material situation affected in the event
that a parent gets cancer?
The analyses are based on qualitative interviews, a questionnaire designed specifically for cancer survivors and register data. The study was conducted by three Norwegian research institutions; Vestfold University College, Telemarksforskning and Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research; and was commissioned by The Norwegian Cancer Society.