Be the Boss Over Cancer

Two is always better than one, especially when we are talking about the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals! Register for the Fall Series today!

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While we do spend much of our time at work inside, we are still often susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun (think of that gloriously sunny conference room, or the walk to get your morning coffee). How can you protect yourself from skin cancer?

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This past month Cancer and Careers has stretched our resources further than ever to provide practical tips, tools and resources to survivors from coast-to-coast.

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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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I am thrilled to share that Laura Geller Makeup has once again decided to donate a portion of proceeds of sales of their fabulous I-Care eyeliner pencil to Cancer and Careers!

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Where can you go to find everyday-life discussions for YA survivors? Like what to do for fun or what other people your age with your condition are doing? You know - the normal and sometimes neglected things like getting physically active post treatment, dating, and video games. We found a few for you!

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We hope to see you at our first ever day-long national event.

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Wondering what past participants in the Ask the Experts Workshops are saying? Did they find the Legal and Career sessions helpful? Was the open dialogue useful to them? And don't forget to join us in a few weeks for the next calls!

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There are a number of organizations that offer free legal assistance to cancer survivors.

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Blogger Simple Mom describes 5 Business Ideas For Work-At-Home Wannabes....

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I appreciate the opportunity to tell my story, which continues to evolve on a daily basis. By means of introduction, I am 43 and was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer when I was 41. I work for a large Internet company in Advertising Sales.

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We could not have dreamed of a better day for SELF Workout in the Park.

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Tomorrow, May 17th, is the third session of the “Ask the Experts: Legal and Career Advice” Series. At 7:30pm ET/4:30pm PT you can dial in to speak with our very own career coach and expert, Julie Jansen, for free.

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We often hear that survivors are interested in a career change after they have gone through treatment. Quite a few of these career changers are interested in moving into non-profit work in support of cancer research, survivorship etc. Are you currently looking for work? Because Blue Avocado just recently rated nonprofit job sites!

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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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Want to attend The Colon Cancer Alliance’s conference, “Family Matters: What Every Family Needs to Know,” in Denver, Colorado from June 23-25, 2011, but can't swing it financially? You have one week left to apply for full or partial scholarships. The event brings together experts from throughout the nation covering a wide range of topics.

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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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On June 17, 2011, Cancer and Careers will take the next step in our mission to empower and educate people with cancer to thrive in their work environment by presenting a national conference on the complexities working people face as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment.

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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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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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