Be the Boss Over Cancer

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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Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, is taking his third leave of absence in the past seven years to undergo treatment for what the press assumes is a recurrence of pancreatic cancer (there are no formal statements yet). Already Apple executives and the general public are calling for his return to work.

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Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers? If you've answered yes to both of these questions, don't worry, the answers are only a click away. At Cancer and Careers' free three-part series of teleconferences/webinars you will learn how to advise your patients

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A few months ago, our friend Joanna Morales from the Cancer Legal Resource Center was interviewed for The Huffington Post about workplace protections for those suffering from “chemo brain.”

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I know many of us are still trying to wrap our heads around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and what it really means for us as individuals, especially as the new Congress comes in and the debates about its value rage on.

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One of the great things about having CAC staff in multiple locations is, if there's a monster snowstorm in one city like there was last week in New York, someone on the CAC staff can still get to our events around the country! This past, Wednesday, January 12th, I traveled to Houston, Texas

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One of my favorite pieces of advice from our career coaches is to assemble your own board of directors during your job hunt or change.

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