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Great Tools for Telecommuting

Kate Sweeney on May 6, 2010

posted in Flexible Work

Telecommuting can be a great accommodation for employees with cancer, allowing you to avoid a lengthy commute, take a quick rest when needed. But setting up a successful telecommuting arrangement involves more than just a laptop.

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Where the Wigs Are

Kate Sweeney on March 4, 2010

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If there's one thing I've learned while working at Cancer and Careers, it's to never underestimate the devastation of losing your hair during cancer treatment. Or underestimate the power of a great wig. So when a friend of Cancer and Careers' recently asked where her co-worker could find a wig for her mother who had cancer, we hunted down the best

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Thanks, Planet Cancer!

Kate Sweeney on January 13, 2010

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According to Planet Cancer, CAC is " A great resource for working women with cancer, their employers, co-workers and caregivers.

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Take a Stand on Healthcare

Kate Sweeney on October 6, 2009

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Now's your chance to tell congress that losing their insurance is the last thing that people with cancer should have to worry about. No matter what side of the healthcare debate you're on, we can all agree that:

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff, Part 4!

Kate Sweeney on September 1, 2009

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi I'm Kate Sweeney, I’m the Executive Director of the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation. I was CAC’s first and only employee when we launched our website in 2001. These days, I spend my time being very grateful to have such a talented staff, and overseeing all of the Cancer and

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New job protection for those with BRCA1 and BRCA2

Kate Sweeney on June 22, 2009

posted in Discrimination, Legal

There’s good news for people worried about job and health insurance discrimination because of their genetic risk for diseases, including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which put women at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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Facing The Mirror with Cancer

Kate Sweeney on June 22, 2009

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A friend of CEW, and fellow makeup artist, passed on this tip about a great book on makeup for cancer survivors: "I recently came across a remarkable individual named Lori Ovitz. Lori is a former celebrity make-up artist who has learned firsthand the enormous boost in self-esteem that looking good delivers.

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Happy 20th Birthday Look Good...Feel Better!

Kate Sweeney on May 28, 2009

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the public service program Look Good...Feel Better has helped more than one million cancer patients across the globe cope with the cosmetic fallouts of the disease. Two-hour group workshops at hospitals and cancer centers led by experts help patients style their hair, care for their skin, apply flattering

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Break on Insurance Costs

Kate Sweeney on May 5, 2009

You may be able to save a bundle on the typically hefty premium charged for COBRA health coverage, thanks to a provision in the stimulus package (formally known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

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Back from Oncology Nursing Society Conference

Kate Sweeney on May 5, 2009

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Just back from San Antonio and the Oncology Nursing Society Conference. Considering the double whammy of the economy and the H1N1 flu, attendance was pretty strong.

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NYT Article on the Politics Behind Oral Drugs

Kate Sweeney on April 21, 2009

posted in Health Insurance

The New York Times ran a terrific story on April 15 about the dilemma facing cancer patients as more and more oral cancer therapies come on the market, replacing conventional intravenous cancer treatments. While the good news is that progress is being made in the development of more effective, better-targeted cancer drugs in pill and capsule form,

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Tickets on Sale Now - SELF Workout in the Park

Kate Sweeney on April 20, 2009

posted in Event, Fundraiser

Cancer and Careers is proud to be the beneficiary of SELF's Workout in the Park for the 4th year in a row. With special recession-friendly pricing - only $15 per person

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Welcome to the new Cancer and Careers blog!

Kate Sweeney on April 16, 2009

posted in ADA

Welcome! Every week there's something in the news that relates to the world of work and cancer. Some are heartening--the stories of public figures like Don Imus and Patrick Swayze who continue

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