Be the Boss Over Cancer

When managing work and cancer, there’s a lot of information and thoughts you need to keep track of — a task that can be especially difficult when dealing with treatment side effects such as chemo brain.

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For patients and survivors, we often recommend work-from-home jobs, as they can make it easier to balance employment and cancer treatment/side effects. There are lots of opportunities to be found on online job boards, but how can you be sure that the job posting you’re looking at is legitimate?

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We recently discovered a great resource from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) website that we wanted to share that contains valuable information about the ADA for cancer survivors.

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Last week, we posted a blog about the benefits of remote work — for both the employer and the employee. And we frequently talk about the pros of working remotely, for cancer patients and survivors. But for some managers, overseeing an employee who works off-site can be a challenge. Read on for tips on supervising an employee who works remotely.

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Cancer is expensive. Here are a few tips to help you manage your finances during or after treatment.

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On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to allow Americans who purchased health insurance plans through federal marketplaces to keep their subsidies. Cancer and Careers applauds the Court's decision. Access to quality, affordable healthcare helps ensure that cancer survivors can take control of their health — and their work.

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We frequently talk about the benefits of telecommuting jobs for cancer patients and survivors - flexible hours to work around doctor appointments, working from home to help manage side effects, etc. If you're looking for flexible work, here are a few tips for interviewing for a remote job from an Idealist blog.

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Looking for a job during the holiday season may feel daunting. It might feel like everyone is on vacation - and you might also want to take the time to be with friends and family. However, many companies are still looking to fill positions before the end of the year. Here are some tips for finding a job during the holidays.

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Because 85% of jobs are found through networking, and not job boards, we advocate a lot for using LinkedIn to build your professional network. However, just creating a good LinkedIn profile won’t be enough to build connections – it requires frequent engagement. Here are some tips to build your LinkedIn network.

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When a coworker is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say. You want to be supportive of your coworker, but you also want to make sure that you don’t say anything that might be hurtful. Here are some tips on what to say to a coworker with cancer.

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Thank you letters are still essential to modern-day interview etiquette. Most employers will appreciate a thank you letter, if not expect one. Learn why thank you letters are especially beneficial for cancer survivors and how to write an impressive thank you letter.

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Chasing Life is a new series on ABCFamily about April Carver, a 24 year-old aspiring journalist, who learns she has Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The show follows her through many of the challenges that cancer patients face, including balancing work and cancer. Here are some highlights of April's work & cancer journey during the show.

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One of the most effective ways to improve a resume is to turn a list of duties into a concrete list of accomplishments--and actually show a potential employer how well you made an impact in a role, not just what your role was. Included are tips to help you think of your own accomplishments for your resume!

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Whether you’re at the office, conducting a job search, or managing doctor’s appointments and medical bills, it’s hard to fight the effects of chemo brain. Creating a "done" list can help alleviate stress from a long "to-do" list.

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Last month I wrote a blog about a new tool to encourage discussion between patients and physicians about financial stress. I would like to follow up this week with a few resources to help with coping with the high costs of cancer.

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With rising health care costs in the United States, anxiety caused by financial worry is becoming an increasingly significant side effect of cancer. The University of Chicago just announced their new tool to measure a patient’s risk for, and ability to tolerate, financial stress and open the lines of communication between patients and physicians.

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation for workers who can’t make it to the office. This is great news for cancer patients and survivors who need a more flexible work option!

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Today we would like to spotlight our dear friends and community partner, Triage Cancer. You may already be familiar with them as they have graciously partnered with us for many of our events as our go-to cancer and employment legal experts. But we would like to share a little more about who they are and what they do!

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Last year, "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits" premiered with the message that a little makeup and make a big difference, and it sure did! Not only did it allow us to provide new programs, but the passion, excitement, and love carried into this year's event and providing an even more spectacular show!

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Many cancer patients need to set up accommodations in their workplace in order to keep working, but sometimes a new role within their company or organization is the answer to managing manage treatment side-effects and workload.

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