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Create Your Communications Plan: Based on the information you've gleaned in the earlier steps (see Jennifer's previous blog here), it's time to start thinking about how you want to handle your business and what you want to say. There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to treatment—how long it will take to recover from a procedure, when you won't

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There are just a few days left in October, which means just a few days to shop to support CAC!

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Last week Cancer and Careers, along with Shiseido Cosmetics America and SELF Magazine, held our third Beauty of Caring Event.

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October is indeed a very busy month. Not only is it Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It is a reminder of the vast accomplishments of those with disabilities in the workplace and highlights equal employment opportunities for all.

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It's that time again! Help spread the word… This October, the best in beauty will step forward to help thousands of working people with cancer continue their everyday work – and lives – while undergoing cancer treatment.

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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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Working through cancer is hard enough. To top it off, you have to keep everything in order, from doctor’s appointments to medications to insurance. It can be exhausting! That’s why we have our Charts and Checklists page, offering a wide array of free downloadable documents to help get you organized. Having trouble keeping track of medications?

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When you're diagnosed with cancer, it's important to think about how you'll handle your business before you share the news with clients or peers. The news is scary enough, so anticipate what you want to say and how you want to say it. Here are some tips that might help if you're self-employed.

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We are proud to announce that both Sundari and Bare Escentuals have products for sale this month that support Cancer and Careers! These promotions, which both extend through the end of October, signal the beginning of our annual pink ribbon initiative campaign.

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This past Wednesday, September 15th, members of the Cancers and Careers team traveled to Miami, Florida for our Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar at the Westin Coral Gables Hotel. It was an interesting night as panelists and participants exchanged information

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Several weeks elapsed between diagnosis and surgery. I thought I had enough answers so I could start telling my most active clients. My message was simple: “I have breast cancer, but the good news is that's it's curable. I have an XX month treatment plan ahead of me, and the doctors expect me to be able to perform most of the time at the same level

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If you're balancing work and cancer, you may find yourself on-the-go quite often - between treatments, work, support groups and meetings, it can be difficult to find time to eat a healthy meal. Breakfast can be especially difficult. Here's a quick breakfast formulated especially for cancer survivors:

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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