Be the Boss Over Cancer

There are approximately 70,000 people aged 15-39 diagnosed with cancer every year. As part of the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance and as a session host and presenter at this year's OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults (May 23 in NYC), Cancer and Careers is working hard to address the practical employment related issues that YAs with cancer are

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SELF Magazine's Annual Workout In The Park Cancer and Careers is thrilled to be a beneficiary of these incredible events for the 4th year in a row. If you're in any of the below cities, grab a friend and come workout for a great cause, and stop by CAC's booth to say hi! Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

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Cancer and Careers has hit the ground running for 2010 - literally! We're going to be on the road a lot this year, reaching our audience nationwide. Up first this month: Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA. See below for more info on these great FREE events. We hope to see you there!

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I clearly remember receiving the phone call in May 2006 from my doctor telling me that I had stage 1 breast cancer. I was home alone and once I heard the word cancer everything else seemed to go dead and muffled and I just kept hearing cancer reverberating in my mind. She began talking about different courses for treatment. I told her I had to call

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Many people are aware that cancer patients can often benefit from a flexible work schedule, between scheduling appointments, treatments and necessary downtime. And now, there is finally a study that proves that a flexible work environment is needed to counterbalance stress in today's office environment - for everyone, not just cancer patients!

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Spa Week will be taking place April 12th-18th all over the country including Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Florida, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Long Island, Minnesota, New Jersey, Nashville, New York, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, San Francisco,

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Spirit Jump is a non-profit cancer organization founded in 2007 that I discovered through Twitter. Thanks to their grassroots efforts, active supporters, and straightforward mission they have become quite popular and are filling a niche that truly touches all of those that it reaches.

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Last week was the first session of our 2010 Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals led by Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs at Cancer and Careers, and Laura Mosiello, Director of Women's Cancer at CancerCare. Titled "Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment", it covered a wide variety of issues including how to share

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There are so many things that I forget to write about, it would take me 10 pages to cram in all the wonderful things people did to make my life more bearable while going through treatment. My coworkers teamed up with family and friends to throw me a fantastic semi-surprise party. I thought I was just having people over for BBQ and drinks, but later

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If there's one thing I've learned while working at Cancer and Careers, it's to never underestimate the devastation of losing your hair during cancer treatment. Or underestimate the power of a great wig. So when a friend of Cancer and Careers' recently asked where her co-worker could find a wig for her mother who had cancer, we hunted down the best

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A recent study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that having flexible work conditions can lead employees to feel healthier in addition to feeling less crazed. Specifically, a blog on TIME.com states that more flexibility in work schedules is associated with improvements in alertness, sleep quality, tiredness, heart rate and

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Whether or not to disclose your cancer to your employer often depends on the situation. Prognosis, extent of treatment, and accommodations needed are just a few things to consider. However, do things change at all if you're in a high ranking position?

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From the beignets and café au lait at Café Du Monde to the sweet potato fries at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, New Orleans was a welcoming host of this year's APOS conference.

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There are some drawbacks to working. It would be nice to hang out at a health spa for the duration of treatment, but that doesn’t happen. As a 26 year-old woman I had to work through my illness. I needed insurance and money for continued care. I had to work through guilt that I wasn’t doing enough work for my projects. Someone eventually told me to

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For many patients the most accessible and trusted source of information is a healthcare provider, who is often unprepared to answer questions about working through treatment. Patients who are not offered information on managing work issues associated with their cancer are four times more likely to report that their work life has suffered because of

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"The ultimate goal is for you to have your life so organized that you can deal with cancer treatment almost on autopilot." Wouldn't that be great? Everyone's cancer experience is different, to be sure, but there are some key parts of your life that if you organize them right, it will make your life a lot simpler. And fitting your job into all of it

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On Tuesday night, a fabulous group of young beauty industry executives got together at Kenneth Cole's boutique in Grand Central Station (right around the corner from CAC's office!) to network, shop and support a great cause -- 20% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Cancer and Careers.

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I had cancer field trips where I took people from work with me to chemo and radiation treatments. They’ve seen me be aligned for radiation and watched me be connected through my portacath to a chemo infusion. I spared no details and told them what everything felt like.

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For me, it was easy to be open about my cancer diagnosis with co-workers. The news spread like a brush fire around the office until my boss caught wind of it. Greg, my functional leader, was great. He set up a meeting with HR so that I knew what to do when it was time to go on medical leave for surgery. I was told not to worry about my job, and

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“Are you back to work yet?” is probably my third most asked question about cancer. The first being, “How are you feeling” and second, “What kind?” The answer to the first one is that I feel okay…Sometimes I am a little tired but that’s normal under the circumstances. The second is Angiosarcoma, which is a very rare vascular cancer that effects

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