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Many people are aware that cancer patients can often benefit from a flexible work schedule, between scheduling appointments, treatments and necessary downtime. And now, there is finally a study that proves that a flexible work environment is needed to counterbalance stress in today's office environment - for everyone, not just cancer patients!

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Spirit Jump is a non-profit cancer organization founded in 2007 that I discovered through Twitter. Thanks to their grassroots efforts, active supporters, and straightforward mission they have become quite popular and are filling a niche that truly touches all of those that it reaches.

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Last week was the first session of our 2010 Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals led by Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs at Cancer and Careers, and Laura Mosiello, Director of Women's Cancer at CancerCare. Titled "Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment", it covered a wide variety of issues including how to share

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A recent study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that having flexible work conditions can lead employees to feel healthier in addition to feeling less crazed. Specifically, a blog on TIME.com states that more flexibility in work schedules is associated with improvements in alertness, sleep quality, tiredness, heart rate and

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Whether or not to disclose your cancer to your employer often depends on the situation. Prognosis, extent of treatment, and accommodations needed are just a few things to consider. However, do things change at all if you're in a high ranking position?

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"The ultimate goal is for you to have your life so organized that you can deal with cancer treatment almost on autopilot." Wouldn't that be great? Everyone's cancer experience is different, to be sure, but there are some key parts of your life that if you organize them right, it will make your life a lot simpler. And fitting your job into all of it

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The annual Cancer and Careers/CEW Foundation Beauty of Giving luncheon was held last week at the Waldorf=Astoria in NYC. The luncheon honored Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals for her extraordinary achievement in uniting business with philanthropy.

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Cancer and Careers would like to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is about two things: giving thanks and eating. So I thought I would share one of the recipes from our Nutrition On The Go Guide that is specially formulated for cancer patients and survivors. It makes a great side dish!

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This week various members of the Cancer and Careers team are traveling all over the US for great conferences and seminars.

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We are thrilled to announce that Cancer and Careers has a presence in not one, not two, but THREE popular magazines this October!

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Did you know there are only 4 members of the Cancer and Careers staff? Most don't! So we thought we would introduce ourselves.

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Chemotherapy is increasingly being given as "maintenance" therapy, continuing the regimen even after the cancer is under control, as a preventive strategy, according to a recent report in the New York Times. This approach is being used for ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Here, Rosalie Canosa, a licensed clinical social

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New CancerCare program defrays transportation costs Getting from work to treatment and back home again will get easier for some patients with multiple myeloma, thanks to CancerCare's new "Door to Door" program. Under the new effort, announced July 20, CancerCare, a New York-based nonprofit, will offer individual grants of up to $600 a year to

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As mentioned in the last blog, Joanna Morales, Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center, was the speaker at our recent "Legal and Insurance Questions Answered" conference. See below for some more of her responses to popular questions:

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The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), mentioned in a previous blog, is a fountain of information for those who need cancer-related legal counseling. Joanna Morales, Esq. is the Director of the CLRC. She spoke at our "Legal and Insurance Questions Answered" teleconference. Many relevant questions came up during that conference, so please see

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Someone recently asked me on Twitter: Do I have to disclose my cancer to a new employer? This is one of the most common questions that we get. The quick and simple answer is: no. However, you do have to tell if you are requesting reasonable accommodations in order to perform your basic duties.

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If you do decide to tell your employer, the next question is who should you tell -- your boss, human resources, co-workers? And how should you handle it if you're the boss? The answer is different for everyone,

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Everyone knows that all working women are time compressed. Working women with cancer take that to a whole new level with the added challenges and pressures of managing their treatment, personal responsibilities and work life simultaneously. We want to help.

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Just in time for Mother's Day, there's Cleaning for a Reason--a non-profit that provides free professional housecleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. The concept is simple, but the payoff is huge.

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