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Founded in 2001 as a program of Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation, Cancer and Careers is the only program of its kind: a comprehensive and definitive resource for working people with cancer. Our empowering message is that, with the right tools and information, it is possible to thrive in the workplace during and after treatment. Our vision is to eliminate fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer by providing a wide array of online, print, and in-person resources. Through our programs, we fill a need that is not met elsewhere in the cancer community.
With an estimated 780,000 working-aged cancer patients returning to the workplace this year, our resources are more vital than ever. Please consider supporting Cancer and Careers in one (or more) of the ways listed below. Thank you!
Over 291,000 individuals are served each year through Cancerandcareers.org and Cancerandcareers.org/espanol
40,000+ free publications distributed in all 50 states and abroad
Resource database provides access to over 200 partner programs and services
Over 2,400 patients, survivors and healthcare professionals attend our seminars, conferences, and speaking engagements each year
86% of the top 50 cancer centers in the United States use our resources
1,642 healthcare professionals have been trained through our accredited educational teleconference and in-service series to date
Education | Support | Information
Annual National Conference
Teleconferences for patients and healthcare professionals
Local support groups
Library of free publications in English and Spanish
Job Search Tool Kit
Ways to Help
There are so many ways you can help!
Don’t take our word for it - Our evaluations have been consistently glowing:
100% of the attendees from our National Conference would recommend this conference to others
99% of attendees at the 2013 National Conference on Work & Cancer said they could apply what they learned to their daily lives
98% of healthcare professionals attending the Cancer and Careers In-Service Trainings rated the quality of teaching as excellent
“This conference on “Work and Cancer” was the first time I have received any information that addressed the needs of a survivor returning to work and their legal issues and rights … I would urge all cancer treatment centers, oncologists, social workers and of course the newly diagnosed patients and survivors to attend future conferences and participate in the teleconferences for a wealth of beneficial information ... Cancer and Careers and the information they presented is long overdue. Thank you Cancer and Careers.” —Gloria, Breast Cancer Survivor
“As the first client of Cancer and Careers new resume review service, I have good news. Yesterday, I was offered a job. I want to thank you for all your help and words of encouragement. I have been unemployed since November 2010. Please know how important this service has been to me and I am quite sure countless others.” —Resume Review Service Client
“Your presentations during this wonderful seminar you provided to us was a wealth of new information, resources and tools that can be incorporated into the treatment decision making. We are now more aware of these potential issues that directly impact our patients during treatment as well as into long term survivorship.”— Oncology Nurse In-Service Training Attendee