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"Essential Function of the Job" According to the ADA

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 27, 2015

posted in ADA, In the News, Legal

An appeals court in Virginia upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a breast cancer survivor who had been let go from her job after treatment left her unable to do heavy lifting. The court's final ruling was that the firing was not a violation of the ADA, because lifting was an essential function of the job.

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For Managers: Tips for Supervising Remote Employees

Kelsey Fenton on July 20, 2015

Last week, we posted a blog about the benefits of remote work — for both the employer and the employee. And we frequently talk about the pros of working remotely, for cancer patients and survivors. But for some managers, overseeing an employee who works off-site can be a challenge. Read on for tips on supervising an employee who works remotely.

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The Case for Working Remote Grows

Sarah Goodell on July 16, 2015

Despite the fact that the remote workforce continues to grow and evolve, there is still much debate about its benefits and productivity compared to those of a traditional workforce. A recent survey illustrates the positive aspects of remote work, which is often a great option for cancer patients and survivors who want to keep working.

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Don't Let Cancer Stop You

Maddy Meislin on July 13, 2015

Facing a cancer diagnosis can cause stress that leads you to give up some of your normal routines and activities you love. For many of us, our identity is rooted in our work and our interests. Your doctor can help you establish a treatment plan that enables you to continue engaging in those activities.

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5th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer

Lindsay Mitcher on July 9, 2015

Cancer and Careers’ 5th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer was held June 12th. Patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, caregivers and nonprofit partners came together to experience this truly empowering day.

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Tips for Managing Finances During Treatment

Kelsey Fenton on July 6, 2015

Cancer is expensive. Here are a few tips to help you manage your finances during or after treatment.

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Cancer and Careers in New Mexico!

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 2, 2015

We are so excited to share the opportunity we had last month to bring the discussion of work and cancer to a new region of the country for Cancer and Careers — the Southwest!

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Supreme Court Rules to Allow Health Insurance Subsidies

Kelsey Fenton on June 29, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled to allow Americans who purchased health insurance plans through federal marketplaces to keep their subsidies. Cancer and Careers applauds the Court's decision. Access to quality, affordable healthcare helps ensure that cancer survivors can take control of their health — and their work.

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“In the News” Case Study: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Maddy Meislin on June 24, 2015

Though we normally share “work & cancer” stories on our Newsfeed, this week we wanted to take a more in-depth look at a one story that has been all over the media — that of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, who recently disclosed his cancer diagnosis.

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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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Interviewing for a Remote Job

Kelsey Fenton on June 5, 2015

We frequently talk about the benefits of telecommuting jobs for cancer patients and survivors - flexible hours to work around doctor appointments, working from home to help manage side effects, etc. If you're looking for flexible work, here are a few tips for interviewing for a remote job from an Idealist blog.

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CAC at the White House's "Lead on Leave" Tour!

Cancer and Careers Staff on May 19, 2015

posted in ADA, FMLA

Our Beauty with Benefits collaborator, QVC, recently invited us to attend an important (and timely) event about workplace support. The White House’s “Lead on Leave” tour, a national series of conversations to promote paid-leave, made a stop at Philadelphia’s City Hall on April 21.

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Midwest Conference Recap

Chrissy Brennan on April 30, 2015

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Find out about our conference in Chicago earlier this month and why it was such a big success!

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New Publications!

Maddy Meislin on April 17, 2015

As we strive to create the most up-to-date and relevant sources of information for our community, we are excited to announce the creation of new content and designs for our publications which can be ordered or downloaded in English and Spanish!

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Meet Our New Program Coordinator!

Maddy Meislin on March 25, 2015

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Madeline Meislin but please feel free to call me "Maddy." I am very excited to join Cancer and Careers as the new Program Coordinator.

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Mastering the "Professional No" at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 16, 2015

posted in Career Advice

Being able to say “no” to non-essential projects can be an important part of making sure there is enough free time in your schedule for healing and self-care. Here are a few tips to help!

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SPA WEEK SPRING EVENT APRIL 13-19

Lindsay Mitcher on March 9, 2015

posted in Cause Marketing

Everyone deserves a little pampering. Treat yourself this spring with discounted deals from Spa Week, April 13th-19th around the country.

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Fresh Ideas for Your Resume & Cover Letter

Chrissy Brennan on February 24, 2015

Now that 2015 is under way, it's a good time to inject some renewed energy into your job search. Two easy ways to freshen things up are to tweak your resume and rethink your approach to writing cover letters.

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A Year to Remember!

Lindsay Mitcher on January 6, 2015

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We want to say THANK YOU to all of our dedicated supporters for making 2014 a year to remember!

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CAC & Pfizer Survey Finds Work Aids Working Women with Cancer Recovery

Sarah Goodell on December 17, 2014

posted in In the News, Research

Pfizer recently released the findings of a study conducted in collaboration with Cancer and Careers, Supporting Workplace Conversations. The findings shed light on breast cancer in the workplace from the perspective of working women with the disease, employers and healthcare professionals.

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