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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

posted in Chemo Brain

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

posted in Fundraiser

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

posted in Meet the Staff

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

posted in Meet the Staff

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

posted in Meet the Staff

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

posted in Chemotherapy, FMLA

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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Your Legal Questions Answered - part 2

Alice McKenney on July 15, 2009

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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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Your Legal Questions Answered - part 1

Alice McKenney on July 13, 2009

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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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Cancer and Careers Partners with Laura Geller Makeup!

Devon Slauenwhite on July 9, 2009

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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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Cancer Legal Resource Center

Rebecca Nellis on July 6, 2009

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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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Federal One-Stop Career Centers

Rebecca Nellis on June 26, 2009

posted in Interview

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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New job protection for those with BRCA1 and BRCA2

Kate Sweeney on June 22, 2009

posted in Discrimination, Legal

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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Telling Your Employer, part 1

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2009

posted in ADA

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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Telling Your Employer, part 2

Alice McKenney on June 22, 2009

posted in Employer, HR

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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