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Marie Ennis-O'Connor: Returning to work after cancer

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on November 30, 2010

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Most of us have built up a carefully constructed work persona and we work hard at protecting that persona by keeping a fairly strict line of demarcation between our personal and professional lives. Returning to work after a lengthy absence of nine months following treatment for breast cancer was an unsettling time for me, as those

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Meet the newest member of the Cancer and Careers Staff!

Andrew Jacob on November 22, 2010

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Hi! I’m Andrew and I’m the new Development Coordinator. I’ll be handling some of the fundraising work and helping out with the day to day operations.

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LiveSTRONG Young Adult Alliance Meeting

Rebecca Nellis on November 15, 2010

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A few days ago 50% of the Cancer and Careers team headed to Austin for one of our favorite events of the year, the LiveSTRONG Young Adult Alliance Annual Meeting. It is truly a rare opportunity for advocacy organizations, medical insitutions and government agencies to all come together as peers to discuss the disparities the young adults with

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Join the Cancer and Careers Google Group!

Alice McKenney on November 9, 2010

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Each day the media bombards us with news, stories and opinions on a wide range of topics. Filtering through this plethora of info can sometimes be a therapeutic, enjoyable ritual as you learn and can share your findings with others. On other days, the information presented can be absolutely overwhelming and confusing, and there isn't enough time to

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Jennifer Moire: Tips for talking about cancer with clients, associates and others

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on November 1, 2010

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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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Last chance!

Devon Slauenwhite on October 29, 2010

posted in Cause Marketing

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

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New York City Beauty of Caring Event Wrap-up

Alice McKenney on October 27, 2010

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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 National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 11, 2010

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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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Shop for CAC!

Devon Slauenwhite on October 7, 2010

posted in Cause Marketing

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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To Disclose or Not Disclose Cancer on Your Resume

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 30, 2010

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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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Have you seen our Charts & Checklists?

Alice McKenney on September 28, 2010

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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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Jennifer Moire: Tips for the Self Employed

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on September 27, 2010

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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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Sundari and Bare Escentuals support CAC!

Devon Slauenwhite on September 21, 2010

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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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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar, Miami!

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 20, 2010

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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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Jennifer Moire: Treatment and disclosing while self-employed

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on September 16, 2010

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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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An On-The-Go Breakfast

Alice McKenney on September 13, 2010

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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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Jennifer Moire: Diagnosis and misconceptions

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on September 9, 2010

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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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Listen and Learn: Tips for Balancing Work and Cancer

Cancer and Careers Staff on September 2, 2010

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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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Young Adults Have Work Issues Too! (Also: i[2]y spotlight)

Alice McKenney on August 30, 2010

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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 at Your Desk

Kate Sweeney on August 26, 2010

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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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