Maybe I have not found the right threads with the search engine...but I get the feeling that most people do not go to work during breast cancer treatment? I'm halfway through chemo and have surgery and radiation ahead of me. I'm a stage IIIa. So far I'm still working full time although I force myself to quit after 8 hours and go home no matter what! I've been taking a nap in the early evening, so I can feel rested in the AM. (No kids, a supportive husband) I've asked the doctors about needing a medical leave of absence in future...but have not gotten specific info. I'm sure they must have a rough idea. Maybe they don't want me to think about it yet or they're just to busy to talk to me about it. I live in the San Francisco Bay area and all the doctors are in short supply and extremely overbooked. I'd like to prepare myself and my employer for my future absence. What do you think? By the way, I'm fully prepared to retire now, at age 51, if necessary.