Excessive sleep was associated with a longer time to return to work and a reduction in work time among colorectal cancer patients, according to Oncology Nurse Advisor.

For the study, researchers in Australia enrolled 239 colorectal cancer survivors in order to assess associations of health behaviors with return to work outcomes following a colorectal cancer diagnosis among men and women aged 45 to 64 years. Participants were interviewed via telephone and answered questionnaires at 6 and 12 months following diagnosis.

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