Be the Boss Over Cancer

Professional development is essential whether you are actively employed, taking time off from work, job-hunting or looking to make a career change. And with the abundance of free courses available online today, learning new skills is easier than ever.

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An appeals court in Virginia upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a breast cancer survivor who had been let go from her job after treatment left her unable to do heavy lifting. The court's final ruling was that the firing was not a violation of the ADA, because lifting was an essential function of the job.

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We are so excited to share the opportunity we had last month to bring the discussion of work and cancer to a new region of the country for Cancer and Careers — the Southwest!

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Being able to say “no” to non-essential projects can be an important part of making sure there is enough free time in your schedule for healing and self-care. Here are a few tips to help!

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While they are more secure than many mainstream social networks, information posted to CaringBridge.org and MyLifeLife.org is not automatically 100% protected. Learn more about the additional steps necessary to ensure that your profile is as secure as you would like it to be.

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Recently, the newswires have displayed an uptick in stories about sports figures working through cancer. The take away? That athletes face the same work-related challenges as patients and survivors with less-public lives.

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Fatigue is a common side effect both during and after treatment, and coping with symptoms during working hours can often feel like an uphill battle. However, a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you to manage low-energy and maintain productivity on the job.

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The brand new Cancer and Careers Newsfeed was designed to be your go-to destination for recent news and research on the intersection of work and cancer.

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There’s a saying among those of us who do cancer-related work that surviving and thriving during and after cancer treatment “takes a village.” Cancer and Careers plays a unique and vital role within the cancer support “village” and I couldn't be more excited about joining the dynamic team bringing the mission to life.

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