Return to work after low-grade glioma


  • Low-grade glioma (LGG) is associated with absence from work in the six months leading up to surgery and return to work (RTW) is affected by a variety of baseline factors including age and sex.

Why this matters?

  • LGGs are slow growing and with surgical and oncological management the median survival time exceeds 10 years.

  • Typically, LGGs affect young adults in the middle of their careers; although patients with LGGs report concerns around RTW, RTW is an understudied aspect of rehabilitation.