Decisions about going back to work will likely depend on the financial resources, health insurance, the type of work one does, and the nature of the recovery. Many people with cancer who took time off for treatment return to work full-time, while others may have to decrease their hours. Still others may not be able to return to work because of side effects of cancer and its treatment.  No matter what the situation, there are a number of things that can be done to make this transition a little easier.