re time off work

Had a lumpectomy for breast cancer and 7 lymph nodes out on 28/7/13 got all clear but have to take tamoxifen and have radiotherapy not sure how long to take off work as feel a bit low in mood

Hi Solitaire

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Lucy BCC

I think it’s very much up to the individual. I only took off the two weeks I had the radiotherapy (I was on the fast trial, 3x the dose in one week). But then my company only pay one week sick pay, so I had no choice but to get back as soon as I could.

I managed, but I think a week or two extra, just to have some ‘me’ time would have done me the world of good.