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With rising health care costs in the United States, anxiety caused by financial worry is becoming an increasingly significant side effect of cancer. The University of Chicago just announced their new tool to measure a patient’s risk for, and ability to tolerate, financial stress and open the lines of communication between patients and physicians.

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As the rate of survivorship increases, so does the need for effective support programs - especially as it relates to the work force.

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It’s been said that education is the key to empowerment. If you’re a healthcare professional, chances are pretty high that your patients and clients often reach out to you for answers to difficult questions. But you may not always have the answers.

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We just wrapped up our last session of the Spring Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, and the results were excellent!

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Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers? If you've answered yes to both of these questions, then this event is just for you. At Cancer and Careers' FREE three-part series of teleconferences/webinars you will learn how to advise your patients and earn CEUs!

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Understanding what costs to expect before starting treatment can help you manage the financial impact of cancer in the most effective way possible. ASCO created this guide to help you talk with your healthcare team about coping with the costs of cancer care.

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Thank you to every healthcare professional, cancer survivor, man and woman undergoing treatment, community partner, sponsor and friend of Cancer and Careers who made The National Conference on Work and Cancer possible.

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We recently got back from the 2011 AOSW Annual Conference, and as usual, we really enjoyed ourselves! From having a booth in the exhibit hall to co-hosting a session with Joanna Morales, Esq. from the Cancer Legal Resource Center, we told as many social workers as we could about the resources we offer.

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This past week Cancer and Careers attended the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress in the beautiful city of Boston. During the four day conference, we met hundreds of oncology nurses and healthcare professionals, and we were incredibly humbled and excited by their enthusiasm for CAC.

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The highlights from the 2nd Session of the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals on April 7, 2011. Joanna Morales, Director of the CLRC, presented "Legal and Insurance issues to Consider," addressing the legal reality surrounding cancer, employment, insurance, discrimination, and everything in between.

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Thursday March 3rd marked the first session of our 2011 accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, “Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment.” And, what a success it was!

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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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