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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

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

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

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

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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Spa Week Spring 2011 - Benefiting CAC!

Devon Slauenwhite on March 11, 2011

Spa Week will be taking place April 11th-17th all over the country. Participating spas are offering $50 massages, facials, and other spa treatments with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Cancer and Careers.

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Practical Advice and Tools for Balancing Cancer and Employment

Melissa DeLeo on March 9, 2011

Thursday March 3rd marked the first session of our 2011 accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, “Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment.” And, what a success it was!

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Welcome to our shiny new website!

Kate Sweeney on March 1, 2011

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Check out cancerandcareers.org's new look. We’ve rebuilt our site to make it easier for you to find information, share stories, build community.

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Look! In the Sky!

Melissa DeLeo on February 24, 2011

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the CLRC! The Cancer Legal Resource Center might as well be a caped super hero. They are our crusaders against confusion; our fearless fighters in the legal field; our defenders against discrimination. And this year, they are taking flight! Traveling coast to coast making life better for cancer patients and survivors

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Clearing up the Insurance Confusion

Melissa DeLeo on February 17, 2011

posted in Health Insurance

HMO…PPO…COPAY…COBRA...oh my! If you’re like me, the world of insurance lingo and policy conditions can feel like you’re standing in the middle of Macy’s on Christmas Eve—confusing, sweat inducing and wishing you could find a lifeboat out of there. But no worries, take a deep breath, we can get through this together.

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Ask The Experts: Legal and Career Advice

Alice McKenney on February 14, 2011

posted in Ask The Experts

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new program for patients and survivors:

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