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Jennifer Moire: Diagnosis and misconceptions

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on September 9, 2010

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I knew the diagnosis before I ever met with my doctor. His assistant called to ask me into the office to discuss the results...that afternoon. Just like in the movies, it's never a good sign.

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Listen and Learn: Tips for Balancing Work and Cancer

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 2, 2010

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Earlier this week I was interviewed by Genae Girard. Genae is a young adult breast cancer survivor, author of “Off The Rack”, and creator of www.beyondtheboobietrap.com and www.screamingzebras.com. One of her goals is to provide women and breast cancer survivors with pertinent, necessary information on a wide array of topics.

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Young Adults Have Work Issues Too! (Also: i[2]y spotlight)

Alice McKenney on August 30, 2010

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For young adults with cancer, dealing with the difficulties of treatment is only one of many obstacles that they will face. Often, young adults fall into a gray area - not necessarily old enough to be treated as adults, but too old to be seen as children. This transitional phase is thrown even more out of whack when they are a new member of

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Yoga at Your Desk

Kate Sweeney on August 26, 2010

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Yoga is a great way to relax and regain focus. Studies have even shown it helps cancer patients sleep better and reduces fatigue. But between work and doctor's visits, it can be a struggle to find time to even leave your desk.

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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar, Seattle!

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 23, 2010

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On Wednesday, August 18th, the Cancer and Careers team traveled to Seattle, Washington for our Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar at the Westin Hotel. This event was a huge success thanks to our collaborating partner, Genentech.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: CancerCare, Inc.

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 16, 2010

CancerCare is a national nonprofit that provides free professional support services for anyone affected by cancer. Their programs include publications, financial support, online, face-to-face and telephone counseling, local events and Telephone Education Workshops.

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Join our Young Adult Support Group!

Cancer and Careers Staff on August 12, 2010

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Young Adults with cancer face unique challenges throughout their cancer experience, especially in the realm of psychosocial needs. As others in their age group embrace social activities and the work world with full force, those diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 21-40 find themselves putting their lives on hold to focus on their cancer.

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Cancer and Careers' Media Blitz

Rebecca Nellis on August 10, 2010

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Last week CAC's Executive Director Kate Sweeney did a whirlwind satellite media tour all from a chair in a studio on West 42nd Street in NYC!

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Miami, FL Balancing Cancer and Careers seminar

Alice McKenney on August 5, 2010

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We're on the road again and will be making our first trip to Miami, FL to host our Balancing Cancer and Careers seminar. If you're in the area, join us for this free interactive and educational event!

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Annual Video Shoot

Alice McKenney on July 29, 2010

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Every year we put together a video that tells the story of someone balancing cancer and their job to highlight how important it is to support people working through treatment, it is then premiered at our annual Beauty of Giving fundraiser in December.

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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar St. Louis!

Cancer and Careers Staff on July 26, 2010

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This past Wednesday, July 21st, members of the Cancer and Careers team traveled to St. Louis for our Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel. This event was a collaboration among Cancer and Careers, Genentech, the Wellness Community of Greater St. Louis, the Cancer Support Community and the Young Survival Coalition.

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Seattle, WA Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar

Alice McKenney on July 22, 2010

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We're excited to announce that we will be making our first trip to Seattle, WA to host our Balancing Cancer and Careers seminar. If you're in the area, join us for this free interactive and educational event!

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Disclosing your cancer on a job application

Alice McKenney on July 20, 2010

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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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Women and men share their work and cancer experiences

Alice McKenney on July 12, 2010

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Occasionally in the news you hear about a cancer survivor's experience with their workplace. Sometimes it's a great example of the survivor and their workplace working really well together (such as this Georgia sheriff's experience) and other times it's less positive resulting in the survivor leaving their job or being forced to take legal action.

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff, Part 5!

Cancer and Careers Staff on July 8, 2010

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Hi Everyone! It’s my first week as part of the Cancer and Careers team. I’m happy to report I am the 5th staff member to come aboard and I am assuming the role of Program Director and Senior Clinical Supervisor.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Advocates for More Oral Chemo Insurance Coverage

Kate Sweeney on June 29, 2010

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Thanks Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has tirelessly advocated to get legislation passed that would direct health insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy drugs at a cost equal to what is charged for intravenous (IV) therapies.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: First Descents

Rebecca Nellis on June 24, 2010

Periodically we like to spotlight organizations we think are doing innovative and important work, today we'd like to introduce First Descents.

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Telling Your Employer, part 3

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2010

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Did you know an employer is not allowed to ask about your medical history, let alone if you have cancer? It's true! Your employer can only ask if you can perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

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Chicago Cancer Rights Conference

Alice McKenney on June 21, 2010

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This past Friday, June 18th, was the Chicago Cancer Rights Conference. Hosted by the Cancer Legal Resource Center, it included many sessions such as Employment and Taking Time Off Work, Getting and Keeping Health Insurance, Navigating Managed Care, Estate Planning, and Disability and Life Insurance Options.

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When Your Boss Has Cancer...

Kate Sweeney on June 17, 2010

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Recently, we received this email which so eloquently pointed out an aspect of cancer in the workplace that is rarely addressed: "My boss is the one with cancer. Not only are we watching our friend and boss die before our eyes, but we are slowly losing our champion, protector, advocate, go-to person, and mentor.

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