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Tracey: Sharing the News

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on February 1, 2010

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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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Tracey: Back to Work

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on January 28, 2010

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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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Thanks, Planet Cancer!

Kate Sweeney on January 13, 2010

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According to Planet Cancer, CAC is " A great resource for working women with cancer, their employers, co-workers and caregivers.

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Meet Kristen

Rebecca Nellis on January 7, 2010

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Wife. Mother. Beauty Industry Professional. Breast Cancer Survivor. Hear in her own words how Cancer and Careers helped her balance life, work and treatment.

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Beauty of Giving luncheon

Alice McKenney on December 23, 2009

The annual Cancer and Careers/CEW Foundation Beauty of Giving luncheon was held last week at the Waldorf=Astoria in NYC. The luncheon honored Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals for her extraordinary achievement in uniting business with philanthropy.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Cancer and Careers

Alice McKenney on November 24, 2009

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Cancer and Careers would like to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is about two things: giving thanks and eating. So I thought I would share one of the recipes from our Nutrition On The Go Guide that is specially formulated for cancer patients and survivors. It makes a great side dish!

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Busy travel week for CAC

Alice McKenney on November 10, 2009

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This week various members of the Cancer and Careers team are traveling all over the US for great conferences and seminars.

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Last chance to shop for CAC!

Devon Slauenwhite on October 30, 2009

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Today only, when you visit Beauty.com, click on the special "Shop & Support" link, and spend $50 or more they will donate $5 to Cancer and Careers! And through tomorrow more than thirty Beauty.com brands will continue to donate a portion of proceeds of sales to CAC.

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Help for Chemo Brain -- New Book Offers Ways to Cope with the Fog

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 21, 2009

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Trying to work as you battle your way through "chemo brain?" In a new book, Your Brain After Chemo (Da Capo Press, 2009) Journalist Idelle Davidson (a former breast cancer patient who fought chemo brain herself) and UCLA physician researcher Dan Silverman, MD, PhD, present a readable, intriguing blend of scientific updates on what's behind "chemo

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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Rebecca Nellis on October 19, 2009

Are you an oncology nurse, social worker or patient navigator? Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?

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In the New York area? Come Rock For A Cause!

Devon Slauenwhite on October 12, 2009

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Cancer and Careers is thrilled to be the beneficiary of PinkFest, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support women as they face the challenges of fighting cancer. PinkFest 2009 features music by The Vowels, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan and Christine Martucci Band. Plus free drinks, auctions and raffles all night long.

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Balancing Nutrition and Cancer

Rebecca Nellis on October 7, 2009

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We were excited to hear about The American Cancer Society's recently released cookbook What To Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope because we know how challenging maintaining good nutrition can be during treatment. We particularly love that the editors arranged the recipes by symptoms that might

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Take a Stand on Healthcare

Kate Sweeney on October 6, 2009

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Now's your chance to tell congress that losing their insurance is the last thing that people with cancer should have to worry about. No matter what side of the healthcare debate you're on, we can all agree that:

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CAC shines during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Alice McKenney on September 29, 2009

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We are thrilled to announce that Cancer and Careers has a presence in not one, not two, but THREE popular magazines this October!

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff Part 3!

Rebecca Nellis on September 1, 2009

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I'm Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs.

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff, Part 4!

Kate Sweeney on September 1, 2009

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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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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff Part 2!

Devon Slauenwhite on August 31, 2009

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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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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff! Part 1 of 4

Alice McKenney on August 28, 2009

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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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Trend: Longer Chemotherapy -- How will it affect your work?

Alice McKenney on July 24, 2009

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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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Ticket to Ride

Alice McKenney on July 24, 2009

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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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