To the Editor: In their meta-analysis, Dr de Boer and colleagues1 found that cancer survivorship was associated with unemployment. The purpose of this study was to examine the association of prognostic factors with unemployment and to identify groups of cancer survivors at highest risk for unemployment. However, the authors did not include cancer treatment as a possible prognostic factor.
Mols F, van de Poll-Franse LV. Employment Status Among Cancer Survivors. JAMA. 2009;302(1):32-35. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.903