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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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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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How to help a colleague with cancer.

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

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I am the first person to admit that the word networking makes me shudder with displeasure. I like things to be authentic and organic and there is something about “networking” that screams awkward and slightly fake.

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