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Exercise to Ease Side Effects at Work

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on November 9, 2015

posted in At Work, Balancing Work & Cancer, Chemotherapy, Productivity, Research, Side Effects

More studies are showing that exercise can improve side effects caused by chemotherapy — it may also help you be more alert, energetic and productive during your workday.

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Don't Let Cancer Stop You

Maddy Meislin on July 13, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice, Chemotherapy, Side Effects

Facing a cancer diagnosis can cause stress that leads you to give up some of your normal routines and activities you love. For many of us, our identity is rooted in our work and our interests. Your doctor can help you establish a treatment plan that enables you to continue engaging in those activities.

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“In the News” Case Study: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maddy Meislin on June 24, 2015

posted in Chemotherapy, Disclosure, In the News

Though we normally share “work & cancer” stories on our Newsfeed, this week we wanted to take a more in-depth look at a one story that has been all over the media — that of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who recently disclosed his cancer diagnosis.

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How Work Helped Them

Eva LaManna on December 24, 2013

posted in Chemotherapy, Disclosure, Side Effects, Flexible Work

Two articles were recently published that profiled a patient going through treatment. Both of these subjects - Robin Quivers and Andrew Youssef - discussed the importance of work in their own lives.

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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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Cancer Organization Spotlight: Cook for Your LIFE

Eva LaManna on May 28, 2013

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight, Chemotherapy, Side Effects

As one of our many fabulous community partners, today we are spotlighting Cook for Your LIFE and the important resources they offer to patients and survivors.

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Survey Findings on Female Survivors and Work

Eva LaManna on March 25, 2013

posted in Chemotherapy, Side Effects

A recent study shows that the majority of women treated for breast cancer returned to their prediagnosis working time.

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Trend: Longer Chemotherapy -- How will it affect your work?

Alice McKenney on July 24, 2009

posted in Chemotherapy, FMLA

Chemotherapy is increasingly being given as "maintenance" therapy, continuing the regimen even after the cancer is under control, as a preventive strategy, according to a recent report in the New York Times. This approach is being used for ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Here, Rosalie Canosa, a licensed clinical social

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