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Spotlight: WhatNext

Eva LaManna on February 14, 2012

WhatNext is an excellent online networking resource for patients and survivors alike to connect to others with a similar diagnosis, share their story, and ask for expert opinions. Cancer and Careers was recently chosen to offer advice regarding the issues surrounding work & cancer.

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Introducing our Newest Publication: "The Manager's Kit"

Melissa DeLeo on October 31, 2011

You’ve decided to disclose your cancer diagnosis to your employer, what’s next? The Manager’s Kit is designed for you to give to your boss to help start or smooth the conversation. We've laid out the "need-to-know" laws that relate to cancer in the workplace, successful workplace strategies and tips for working with your HR department.

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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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Your Online Brand

Rebecca Nellis on October 17, 2011

Social media has become an incredibly important and valuable component to survivorship, providing immediate support and community but there are things to consider.

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To Disclose or Not Disclose Cancer on Your Resume

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 30, 2010

posted in Disclosure, Resume

Disclosing your cancer in the job search process is a very personal decision. There is no right or wrong answer. The only time disclosure of a medical condition is necessary is if one is requesting a reasonable accommodation. Otherwise, the decision to tell is based on exploring and balancing a number of priorities including your personality and

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Disclosing your cancer on a job application

Alice McKenney on July 20, 2010

posted in Disclosure

Recently Kayleen asked a great question on our career coaching site: "I have just finished chemotherapy for colon cancer and need to find a job. What should I say on my application as to why I left my last job?" Rosalind, one of our careers coaches, was very frank saying "If the job application asks you directly about reasons for leaving

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Website Poll Results

Alice McKenney on June 7, 2010

posted in Disclosure

We have been running monthly polls on our website about some of the issues that often come up when dealing with work and cancer. Though not surprising, the results have certainly been interesting, often confirming things we already know anecdotally.

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