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50/50: What to do if your coworker has cancer

Alice McKenney on September 27, 2011

posted in Coworker, Young Adults

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive a free ticket to see a sneak preview of 50/50. This new movie is about a 27 year old guy who is diagnosed with a rare cancer, and depicts many of the troubles that come with a diagnosis as a young adult. However, one piece of the movie that I was eager to see was how he dealt with his diagnosis at work.

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Do you have five minutes to spare?

Alice McKenney on September 15, 2011

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We're running a survey about our website and your input is important. Click through to help out!

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: MyLifeLine.org

Alice McKenney on August 25, 2011

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

MyLifeLine.org is a Cancer and Careers community partner that provides free websites to cancer patients and survivors, all for free!

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Skin Cancer in the Workplace?

Alice McKenney on July 11, 2011

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While we do spend much of our time at work inside, we are still often susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun (think of that gloriously sunny conference room, or the walk to get your morning coffee). How can you protect yourself from skin cancer?

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The National Conference on Work & Cancer is tomorrow!

Alice McKenney on June 16, 2011

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We hope to see you at our first ever day-long national event.

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Free Legal Assistance for Survivors

Alice McKenney on June 6, 2011

posted in Legal, Health Insurance

There are a number of organizations that offer free legal assistance to cancer survivors.

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Looking for non-profit work after treatment?

Alice McKenney on May 12, 2011

posted in Job Search, Networking

We often hear that survivors are interested in a career change after they have gone through treatment. Quite a few of these career changers are interested in moving into non-profit work in support of cancer research, survivorship etc. Are you currently looking for work? Because Blue Avocado just recently rated nonprofit job sites!

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We're back from AOSW 2011!

Alice McKenney on May 10, 2011

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals

We recently got back from the 2011 AOSW Annual Conference, and as usual, we really enjoyed ourselves! From having a booth in the exhibit hall to co-hosting a session with Joanna Morales, Esq. from the Cancer Legal Resource Center, we told as many social workers as we could about the resources we offer.

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Divulging your cancer diagnosis to a new employer

Alice McKenney on April 15, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Job Search

On our recent Ask The Experts calls with our career coach Julie Jansen and legal expert Joanna Morales, Esq., we received a variety of questions. However, the most common theme on both calls was: "Do I have to divulge my cancer diagnosis to a new employer?"

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Is Your Workplace Flexible?

Alice McKenney on April 4, 2011

posted in Flexible Work

As we're all aware, working during treatment is difficult for a variety of reasons, chief among them being able to put in a 40 hour work week between doctor's appointments, unknown side effects, and other hiccups.

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How to deal with a resume gap

Alice McKenney on March 24, 2011

posted in Job Search, Resume

Dealing with a resume gap is one of the most common issues that we hear about. So I thought I would share some of our tips and tricks for handling the gap!

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Registration for National Conference on Work & Cancer Now Open!

Alice McKenney on March 15, 2011

posted in CAC Event

We are thrilled to announce that registration is officially open for the first ever National Conference on Work & Cancer! The day-long event will take place on June 17th, 2011 at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City.

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Ask The Experts: Legal and Career Advice

Alice McKenney on February 14, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new program for patients and survivors:

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Dealing with Chemo Brain at Work

Alice McKenney on January 27, 2011

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A few months ago, our friend Joanna Morales from the Cancer Legal Resource Center was interviewed for The Huffington Post about workplace protections for those suffering from “chemo brain.”

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Thinking about a new year's career change?

Alice McKenney on January 3, 2011

posted in Career Change

Being diagnosed with cancer can sometimes cause a course direction when it comes to your job and career choices. For some, it becomes a time to regroup and re-evaluate next steps in the employment arena.

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When Your Coworker/Friend Has Cancer

Alice McKenney on December 23, 2010

posted in Coworker

Cancer in the workplace can cause a shift in normal operations. When a coworker is diagnosed with cancer, these shifts can be slight or vast depending upon the type of work, the work culture, the individual diagnosed and your relationship with that person.

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Colon Cancer Alliance Employment and Cancer Webinar

Alice McKenney on December 6, 2010

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The Colon Cancer Alliance, in partnership with Cancer and Careers and The Cancer Legal Resource Center, presents their Employment and Cancer webinar next Tuesday, December 14th.

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Join the Cancer and Careers Google Group!

Alice McKenney on November 9, 2010

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Each day the media bombards us with news, stories and opinions on a wide range of topics. Filtering through this plethora of info can sometimes be a therapeutic, enjoyable ritual as you learn and can share your findings with others. On other days, the information presented can be absolutely overwhelming and confusing, and there isn't enough time to

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New York City Beauty of Caring Event Wrap-up

Alice McKenney on October 27, 2010

posted in Beauty of Caring

Last week Cancer and Careers, along with Shiseido Cosmetics America and SELF Magazine, held our third Beauty of Caring Event.

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Have you seen our Charts & Checklists?

Alice McKenney on September 28, 2010

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Working through cancer is hard enough. To top it off, you have to keep everything in order, from doctor’s appointments to medications to insurance. It can be exhausting! That’s why we have our Charts and Checklists page, offering a wide array of free downloadable documents to help get you organized. Having trouble keeping track of medications?

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