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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

posted in Chemo Brain, Employer, Flexible Work

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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Getting Organized with the “Bullet Journal”

Kelsey Fenton on September 1, 2015

posted in Chemo Brain, Getting Organized, Productivity, Resources

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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Brain Exercises to Treat Chemo Brain

Sarah Goodell on August 21, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain, Productivity, Side Effects

Did you know that up to 60% of cancer patients undergoing treatment can experience chemo brain at some point? The good news is that more oncologists are recognizing chemo brain and developing treatments and recommending brain exercises to lessen the impact of this side effect.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Energy & Productivity at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 4, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain, Coworker, Getting Organized, Productivity, Side Effects

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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Create a "Done" List to Manage Chemo Brain

Kelsey Fenton on July 17, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain

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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Increasing Productivity at Work by Simplifying

Sarah Goodell on July 1, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal looked at how small changes in your work routine can improve productivity. Many of these tips are useful for cancer survivors returning to work, particularly those experiencing chemo brain.

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Managing Stress while Working Through Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on March 4, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Disclosure, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Deciding whether to continue working during and/or after cancer treatment is difficult. The thought of managing the stress of your job and battling cancer can feel overwhelming, but your career is important for many reasons, including your financial stability and personal identity.

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Chemo Brain & Work

Amy Coleman on November 7, 2013

posted in Chemo Brain, Chemotherapy

Survivors often cite chemo brain as one of their toughest challenges once they return to work during or after treatment. The NYT recently shared a personal account of living with cognitive side effects of chemo. Read on to learn how to manage the effects of chemo brain at work.

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Ask the Experts Teleconference Tackles Side Effects at Work

Eva LaManna on August 5, 2013

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

During July's Ask The Experts teleconference a number of questions came up regarding how to handle treatment side effects at work. Take a look at what our panel of experts had to say.

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How-To Video Series Complete!

Amy Coleman on May 13, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Networking, Resume, Side Effects

We're thrilled to announce the completion of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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How To Maintain Focus at Work - Animated Video Series Debut

Amy Coleman on March 14, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Chemo Brain

We're thrilled to announce the premier of How to Maintain Focus at Work, the first of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity

Eva LaManna on April 12, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

How avoiding multitasking and doing one thing at a time can actually help you accomplish more.

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Help for Chemo Brain -- New Book Offers Ways to Cope with the Fog

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 21, 2009

posted in Chemo Brain

Trying to work as you battle your way through "chemo brain?" In a new book, Your Brain After Chemo (Da Capo Press, 2009) Journalist Idelle Davidson (a former breast cancer patient who fought chemo brain herself) and UCLA physician researcher Dan Silverman, MD, PhD, present a readable, intriguing blend of scientific updates on what's behind "chemo

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