Living in rural Australia. Distance is a particular challenge, especially in Australia. Returning to work may be difficult if you’ve been away for a long time to receive cancer treatment, the job availability may be limited in the place of residence as would the opportunities for re-training. In small communities, it may be hard to maintain privacy regarding one’s employment issues. Country Cancer Support is a useful resource to provide support for people with cancer in rural South Australia that can complement strategies for return to work after cancer applicable to all those with cancer.