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SELF Workout in the Park NYC

Andrew Jacob on May 19, 2011

posted in Event, Fundraiser

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

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Don't Miss "Ask the Experts: Career Advice" Tomorrow!

Melissa DeLeo on May 16, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Career Advice, Career Change, Free, Job Search, Legal, Resume

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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Looking for non-profit work after treatment?

Alice McKenney on May 12, 2011

posted in Job Search, Networking

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're back from AOSW 2011!

Alice McKenney on May 10, 2011

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals

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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Full Travel and Lodging Scholarships to CCA Conference in Denver

Kate Sweeney on May 5, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Event, Free

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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Cancer and Careers at the ONS National Congress

Melissa DeLeo on May 2, 2011

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals

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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National Conference on Work & Cancer

Andrew Jacob on April 28, 2011

posted in CAC Event, Free

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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Cancer and Employment: What are Your Legal Rights?

Melissa DeLeo on April 25, 2011

posted in Event, Healthcare Professionals, Legal

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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What Not To Say

Rebecca Nellis on April 19, 2011

posted in Coworker

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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Send Good Wishes to Co-workers with Cancer

Kate Sweeney on April 18, 2011

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How to help a colleague with cancer.

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Divulging your cancer diagnosis to a new employer

Alice McKenney on April 15, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Job Search

On our recent Ask The Experts calls with our career coach Julie Jansen and legal expert Joanna Morales, Esq., we received a variety of questions. However, the most common theme on both calls was: "Do I have to divulge my cancer diagnosis to a new employer?"

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: The Cancer Support Community

Melissa DeLeo on April 11, 2011

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight

The Cancer Support Community: ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

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National Young Adults with Cancer Awareness Week

Rebecca Nellis on April 7, 2011

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Did you know that approximately 70,000 young adults in their teens through their late 30’s are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States?

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Is Your Workplace Flexible?

Alice McKenney on April 4, 2011

posted in Flexible Work

As we're all aware, working during treatment is difficult for a variety of reasons, chief among them being able to put in a 40 hour work week between doctor's appointments, unknown side effects, and other hiccups.

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Workout with SELF Magazine and CAC!

Devon Slauenwhite on March 31, 2011

posted in Cause Marketing, Event, Fundraiser

Cancer and Careers is thrilled to be a beneficiary of SELF Magazine's Workout in the Park events for the 5th year in a row.

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Just Diagnosed and Worried About Work

Rebecca Nellis on March 29, 2011

posted in Career Advice

Just diagnosed and not sure what to do about work (or anything else)? You aren't alone. For most people, after they've talked to their healthcare team and family and have begun to put a treatment strategy in place, the next concern on their list is work.

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How to deal with a resume gap

Alice McKenney on March 24, 2011

posted in Job Search, Resume

Dealing with a resume gap is one of the most common issues that we hear about. So I thought I would share some of our tips and tricks for handling the gap!

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The Health Care and You Coalition

Andrew Jacob on March 21, 2011

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The Affordable Care Act is confusing. The new policies are available to peruse but it’s difficult to get the bigger picture – how does this all affect me?

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How to Ask For Favors at Work

Kate Sweeney on March 17, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Coworker

The three essential keys to asking for a favor in a way that shows that you’re thankful and gets the help you need.

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Registration for National Conference on Work & Cancer Now Open!

Alice McKenney on March 15, 2011

posted in CAC Event

We are thrilled to announce that registration is officially open for the first ever National Conference on Work & Cancer! The day-long event will take place on June 17th, 2011 at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City.

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