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I'm Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs.

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Hi I'm Kate Sweeney, I’m the Executive Director of the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation. I was CAC’s first and only employee when we launched our website in 2001. These days, I spend my time being very grateful to have such a talented staff, and overseeing all of the Cancer and

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Hi! I'm Devon Slauenwhite, Director of Development. I've been with Cancer and Careers for just over 2.5 years now, and I am responsible for all of the fundraising for the program.

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Did you know there are only 4 members of the Cancer and Careers staff? Most don't! So we thought we would introduce ourselves.

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Chemotherapy is increasingly being given as "maintenance" therapy, continuing the regimen even after the cancer is under control, as a preventive strategy, according to a recent report in the New York Times. This approach is being used for ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Here, Rosalie Canosa, a licensed clinical social

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New CancerCare program defrays transportation costs Getting from work to treatment and back home again will get easier for some patients with multiple myeloma, thanks to CancerCare's new "Door to Door" program. Under the new effort, announced July 20, CancerCare, a New York-based nonprofit, will offer individual grants of up to $600 a year to

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As mentioned in the last blog, Joanna Morales, Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center, was the speaker at our recent "Legal and Insurance Questions Answered" conference. See below for some more of her responses to popular questions:

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The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), mentioned in a previous blog, is a fountain of information for those who need cancer-related legal counseling. Joanna Morales, Esq. is the Director of the CLRC. She spoke at our "Legal and Insurance Questions Answered" teleconference. Many relevant questions came up during that conference, so please see

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We are excited to announce that as of March 2009, Laura Geller Makeup is donating $1 from the sale of each i-Care Eyeliner to support Cancer and Careers.

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A fantastic resource that we refer people to several times a day is the Cancer Legal Resource Center. They are a nonprofit that provides pro-bono counseling nation-wide on legal and insurance issues.

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During yesterday's Educational Series teleconference, one of our career coaches recommended federal one-stop career centers as a good resource for planning to re-enter the workforce after cancer.

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There’s good news for people worried about job and health insurance discrimination because of their genetic risk for diseases, including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which put women at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

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Someone recently asked me on Twitter: Do I have to disclose my cancer to a new employer? This is one of the most common questions that we get. The quick and simple answer is: no. However, you do have to tell if you are requesting reasonable accommodations in order to perform your basic duties.

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If you do decide to tell your employer, the next question is who should you tell -- your boss, human resources, co-workers? And how should you handle it if you're the boss? The answer is different for everyone,

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A friend of CEW, and fellow makeup artist, passed on this tip about a great book on makeup for cancer survivors: "I recently came across a remarkable individual named Lori Ovitz. Lori is a former celebrity make-up artist who has learned firsthand the enormous boost in self-esteem that looking good delivers.

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A recent article in the Wall Street Journal about looking for work and preparing resumes in this economy got us thinking that a possible upside of the current market is that cancer survivors are now on a more equal footing with the rest of the work-seeking population.

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the public service program Look Good...Feel Better has helped more than one million cancer patients across the globe cope with the cosmetic fallouts of the disease. Two-hour group workshops at hospitals and cancer centers led by experts help patients style their hair, care for their skin, apply flattering

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Everyone knows that all working women are time compressed. Working women with cancer take that to a whole new level with the added challenges and pressures of managing their treatment, personal responsibilities and work life simultaneously. We want to help.

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Just in time for Mother's Day, there's Cleaning for a Reason--a non-profit that provides free professional housecleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment. The concept is simple, but the payoff is huge.

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You may be able to save a bundle on the typically hefty premium charged for COBRA health coverage, thanks to a provision in the stimulus package (formally known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

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