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Questions & Answers About Cancer in the Workplace from the EEOC

Kelsey Fenton on July 30, 2015

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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For Managers: Tips for Supervising Remote Employees

Kelsey Fenton on July 20, 2015

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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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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What to Say When a Coworker Has Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on October 14, 2014

posted in Coworker

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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5 Tips for Maintaining Energy & Productivity at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 4, 2014

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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Co-working as a New Telecommuting Option

Amy Coleman on February 25, 2014

New co-working spaces offer survivors an expanded opportunity to telecommute, collaborate and create community along the way.

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CAC featured during TalkAboutHealth Q&A

Alice McKenney on October 27, 2011

TalkAboutHealth has become the go-to resource for patients and survivors alike to ask questions covering everything from medication side effects to emotional health, and get straight, direct answers from the leading experts. Cancer and Careers was recently chosen to be the resident expert on issues regarding work & cancer.

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50/50: What to do if your coworker has cancer

Alice McKenney on September 27, 2011

posted in Coworker, Young Adults

Recently, I was fortunate enough to receive a free ticket to see a sneak preview of 50/50. This new movie is about a 27 year old guy who is diagnosed with a rare cancer, and depicts many of the troubles that come with a diagnosis as a young adult. However, one piece of the movie that I was eager to see was how he dealt with his diagnosis at work.

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What Not To Say

Rebecca Nellis on April 19, 2011

posted in Coworker

Over the last couple weeks an article called "What not to say to a cancer patient" has been making the rounds in the cancer community. Whether you are a family member, friend, coworker, boss or all of the above, it is important to remember that though everyone is different there are some good rules of thumb for what not to say or do!

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How to Ask For Favors at Work

Kate Sweeney on March 17, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Coworker

The three essential keys to asking for a favor in a way that shows that you’re thankful and gets the help you need.

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When Your Coworker/Friend Has Cancer

Alice McKenney on December 23, 2010

posted in Coworker

Cancer in the workplace can cause a shift in normal operations. When a coworker is diagnosed with cancer, these shifts can be slight or vast depending upon the type of work, the work culture, the individual diagnosed and your relationship with that person.

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