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Periodically we like to spotlight organizations we think are doing innovative and important work, today we'd like to introduce First Descents.

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Yesterday, the first question the Employment and Insurance panel was asked at the OMG! Cancer Summit was "Can you address some of the pertinent issues surrounding the job search process for the young adult cancer population?" Laura Mosiello (from CancerCare), Joanna Morales (from the Cancer Legal Resource Center) and I all had plenty of thoughts on

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We get asked nearly every day about how to manage a job search during or after cancer treatment. We have created a battery of resources to help you think through everything from resume building to interviewing and tracking your contacts.

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We first got to know Imerman Angels when we met its charming and energetic founder Jonny (Imerman) at a conference a couple years ago. Since then we've been amazed to discover that Jonny is literally everywhere we go and takes his role as the Chief Mission Officer to the limit. Including the fact that we have never seen him don a shirt that didn't

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Cancer and Careers made its first trip to Atlanta last week to present a panel discussion on the practical, medical and legal aspects of working during and after cancer treatment. Our experts included:

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There are approximately 70,000 people aged 15-39 diagnosed with cancer every year. As part of the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance and as a session host and presenter at this year's OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults (May 23 in NYC), Cancer and Careers is working hard to address the practical employment related issues that YAs with cancer are

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From the beignets and café au lait at Café Du Monde to the sweet potato fries at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, New Orleans was a welcoming host of this year's APOS conference.

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For many patients the most accessible and trusted source of information is a healthcare provider, who is often unprepared to answer questions about working through treatment. Patients who are not offered information on managing work issues associated with their cancer are four times more likely to report that their work life has suffered because of

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Wife. Mother. Beauty Industry Professional. Breast Cancer Survivor. Hear in her own words how Cancer and Careers helped her balance life, work and treatment.

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Are you an oncology nurse, social worker or patient navigator? Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?

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We were excited to hear about The American Cancer Society's recently released cookbook What To Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope because we know how challenging maintaining good nutrition can be during treatment. We particularly love that the editors arranged the recipes by symptoms that might

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I'm Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs.

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A fantastic resource that we refer people to several times a day is the Cancer Legal Resource Center. They are a nonprofit that provides pro-bono counseling nation-wide on legal and insurance issues.

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During yesterday's Educational Series teleconference, one of our career coaches recommended federal one-stop career centers as a good resource for planning to re-enter the workforce after cancer.

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