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Federal One-Stop Career Centers

Rebecca Nellis on June 26, 2009

posted in Interview

During yesterday's Educational Series teleconference, one of our career coaches recommended federal one-stop career centers as a good resource for planning to re-enter the workforce after cancer.

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New job protection for those with BRCA1 and BRCA2

Kate Sweeney on June 22, 2009

posted in Discrimination, Legal

There’s good news for people worried about job and health insurance discrimination because of their genetic risk for diseases, including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which put women at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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Telling Your Employer, part 1

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2009

posted in ADA

Someone recently asked me on Twitter: Do I have to disclose my cancer to a new employer? This is one of the most common questions that we get. The quick and simple answer is: no. However, you do have to tell if you are requesting reasonable accommodations in order to perform your basic duties.

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Telling Your Employer, part 2

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2009

posted in Employer, HR

If you do decide to tell your employer, the next question is who should you tell -- your boss, human resources, co-workers? And how should you handle it if you're the boss? The answer is different for everyone,

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Facing The Mirror with Cancer

Kate Sweeney on June 22, 2009

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A friend of CEW, and fellow makeup artist, passed on this tip about a great book on makeup for cancer survivors: "I recently came across a remarkable individual named Lori Ovitz. Lori is a former celebrity make-up artist who has learned firsthand the enormous boost in self-esteem that looking good delivers.

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Is the economy leveling the playing field for job-seeking survivors?

Cancer and Careers Staff on June 4, 2009

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about looking for work and preparing resumes in this economy got us thinking that a possible upside of the current market is that cancer survivors are now on a more equal footing with the rest of the work-seeking population.

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Happy 20th Birthday Look Good...Feel Better!

Kate Sweeney on May 28, 2009

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the public service program Look Good...Feel Better has helped more than one million cancer patients across the globe cope with the cosmetic fallouts of the disease. Two-hour group workshops at hospitals and cancer centers led by experts help patients style their hair, care for their skin, apply flattering

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On-The-Go Guides

Alice McKenney on May 19, 2009

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Everyone knows that all working women are time compressed. Working women with cancer take that to a whole new level with the added challenges and pressures of managing their treatment, personal responsibilities and work life simultaneously. We want to help.

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Free housecleaning for women with cancer

Alice McKenney on May 8, 2009

posted in Free

Just in time for Mother's Day, there's Cleaning for a Reason--a non-profit that provides free professional housecleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. The concept is simple, but the payoff is huge.

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Break on Insurance Costs

Kate Sweeney on May 5, 2009

You may be able to save a bundle on the typically hefty premium charged for COBRA health coverage, thanks to a provision in the stimulus package (formally known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

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Back from Oncology Nursing Society Conference

Kate Sweeney on May 5, 2009

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Just back from San Antonio and the Oncology Nursing Society Conference. Considering the double whammy of the economy and the H1N1 flu, attendance was pretty strong.

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NYT Article on the Politics Behind Oral Drugs

Kate Sweeney on April 21, 2009

posted in Health Insurance

The New York Times ran a terrific story on April 15 about the dilemma facing cancer patients as more and more oral cancer therapies come on the market, replacing conventional intravenous cancer treatments. While the good news is that progress is being made in the development of more effective, better-targeted cancer drugs in pill and capsule form,

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Tickets on Sale Now - SELF Workout in the Park

Kate Sweeney on April 20, 2009

posted in Event, Fundraiser

Cancer and Careers is proud to be the beneficiary of SELF's Workout in the Park for the 4th year in a row. With special recession-friendly pricing - only $15 per person

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Welcome to the new Cancer and Careers blog!

Kate Sweeney on April 16, 2009

posted in ADA

Welcome! Every week there's something in the news that relates to the world of work and cancer. Some are heartening--the stories of public figures like Don Imus and Patrick Swayze who continue

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