Be the Boss Over Cancer

CAC has a new look and with it comes a powerful message to all working people with cancer…

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FlexJobs recently launched their 1 Million for Work Flexibility campaign, exciting news for anyone looking for better work-life balance

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Shop Beauty with Benefits, with new proceeds benefiting Cancer and Careers. Because a little makeup can make a big difference!

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Marissa Mayer unfortunately announced that Yahoo was no longer allowing employees to work from home, but the backlash has been heartening.

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Laura Mercier is counting down 12 flawless days of Christmas and the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer fund, which benefits Cancer and Careers, is lucky number 10. Buy a Bonne Mine cheek and lip palette, receive a Deep Teal Tightline Cake Eye Liner, and support a great cause. It’s a win, win, win!

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Registration is officially open for CAC’s 2nd annual National Conference on Work & Cancer! We will be covering all of the top issues: from job search and re-entering the workforce, to legal and insurance issues, and more.

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A recent study conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), shows that making an adjustment or changes to accommodate an employee’s medical condition usually has a positive impact on the workplace.

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On Saturday, the world lost a great leader in the cancer crusade, Evelyn Lauder. Working during and after her treatment, Mrs. Lauder was an inspiration to all of us at Cancer and Careers. We will miss her grace, passion and courage.

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When we launched Cancer and Careers, it was a program for working women with cancer. As we grew, we realized that most of the challenges of combining work and treatment are universal. And we changed our mission to serve ALL people with cancer. But some of those so-called universal things affect men and women differently.

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Blogger Simple Mom describes 5 Business Ideas For Work-At-Home Wannabes....

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Want to attend The Colon Cancer Alliance’s conference, “Family Matters: What Every Family Needs to Know,” in Denver, Colorado from June 23-25, 2011, but can't swing it financially? You have one week left to apply for full or partial scholarships. The event brings together experts from throughout the nation covering a wide range of topics.

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How to help a colleague with cancer.

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The three essential keys to asking for a favor in a way that shows that you’re thankful and gets the help you need.

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Check out cancerandcareers.org's new look. We’ve rebuilt our site to make it easier for you to find information, share stories, build community.

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One of the great things about having CAC staff in multiple locations is, if there's a monster snowstorm in one city like there was last week in New York, someone on the CAC staff can still get to our events around the country! This past, Wednesday, January 12th, I traveled to Houston, Texas

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One of my favorite pieces of advice from our career coaches is to assemble your own board of directors during your job hunt or change.

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Yoga is a great way to relax and regain focus. Studies have even shown it helps cancer patients sleep better and reduces fatigue. But between work and doctor's visits, it can be a struggle to find time to even leave your desk.

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Thanks Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has tirelessly advocated to get legislation passed that would direct health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy drugs at a cost equal to what is charged for intravenous (IV) therapies.

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Recently, we received this email which so eloquently pointed out an aspect of cancer in the workplace that is rarely addressed: "My boss is the one with cancer. Not only are we watching our friend and boss die before our eyes, but we are slowly losing our champion, protector, advocate, go-to person, and mentor.

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For anyone wanting to keep abreast of how the new and upcoming health reforms will effect people with cancer, consider the National Health Reform Law and Policy Project (http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/healthpolicy/healthReform/Cancer/) your goto source.

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