WELLNESS
10/07/2014 05:53 pm ET Updated Oct 08, 2014

Why So Many Women Are Unemployed After Recovering From Breast Cancer

Dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be an overwhelming challenge. But for some women, the struggle doesn't end after they've recovered.

According to a recent University of Michigan study, nearly one in three breast cancer survivors who were employed when they began treatment were unemployed four years later, with women undergoing chemotherapy being the most affected.

University of Michigan radiation oncologist Reshma Jagsi joined HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressey-Tehrani to discuss unemployment among breast cancer survivors.

"One of the wonderful things about treating breast cancer is that we do have so many women who survive it in the long term," said Jagsi. "So we have to be vigilant about the unintended long-term consequences of our treatment."

Watch the video clip above, and head over to HuffPost Live for the full conversation.

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