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    Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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THE ISSUE

44 %

of people newly diagnosed in 2014 were working age.

20 %

of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.

922

cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2015.

OUR IMPACT

325,000+

individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.

98 %

of 2015 program attendees said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.

$110,533

in travel grants have brought 175 scholarship recipients from 45 states to the National Conference since 2012.

ASK A CAREER COACH

Consult our professional coaches for answers to questions about how cancer might impact your job — or your efforts to find one.

  • Explaining a termination

    By Joanne D.

    I was fired in my last week of radiation treatment for attendance issues. When interviewers ask why I left my last position, what could I say? Read More

    Julie Jansen

    CAREER COACH

    Joanne, I am sorry this happened to you. What was the reason that your former employer gave you for terminating your employment? Are you comfortable saying that your position was eliminated? Whatever your response is, it needs to feel comfortable and hopefully as close to the truth as possible. Read More

  • Finding employment after treatment

    By Katrina T.

    I have been self employed as a graphic artist, among other things, for all of my adult life. Now, after cancer, I need to apply my skills and abilities in the workforce. I would like some guidance in how to determine what my most marketable skills are and how to find work that I am suited for. Read More

    Kathy Flora

    CAREER COACH

    Katrina, Those are big questions, but the good news is that searching for a job that is a good fit is not rocket science. To successfully market yourself, there are a few clear steps, so anyone who is determined and focused can follow them. You are right to start with determining your most marketable skills. Read More

  • New career after cancer

    By Wendy R.

    I am in the planning stages of starting a new career. I won't be able to start my certification for a counselor of addiction until Spring 2016. I would like to try to work in the first half of the year in some sort of part time position. I need career counseling and resume help. Read More

    Bud Bilanich

    CAREER COACH

    Congratulations on your decision to start a new career as an addiction counselor. I agree with Julie when she suggests you look for part time work in the addiction counseling field. The experience will look good on your resume when you begin applying for jobs after finishing your certification. Read More

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