Work on the prevention of occupational cancer in women is facing some challenges. Epidemiological research in this area focuses far more often on men than on women. There is a stereotype of occupational cancer only being an issue for male professions in traditional industries.
The ETUI has organised a conference ‘Women, work and cancer, which took place in Brussels, Belgium on 4 and 5 December 2018. At this event participants examined the relations between working conditions and female cancer. The fight to end discrimination against female workers with cancer or post recovery was also an important topic.