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U.S. News & World Report Health reported on how more people with cancer are working during and after treatment, as the view of cancer is shifting toward a chronic illness. The article features quotes from Rebecca Nellis, our Chief Mission Officer, and Joanna Morales, one of our legal experts and CEO Triage Cancer.
1.66 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. As of 2014, there are more than 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US. With the number of survivors continuously growing, there is an increasing need for resources and support to help them get back to everyday life and work after diagnosis and treatment.
The Journal of Counseling Psychology released the findings of a study exploring the work lives and career development of young breast cancer survivors. The study found that young breast cancer survivors view their experience as contributing to an increased desire for work to provide meaning, financial security and insurance.
The Cancer Support Community's radio show, "Frankly Speaking About Cancer," recently did a piece on balancing work and cancer, featuring Rebecca Nellis, VP of Programs & Strategy at Cancer and Careers, and Monica Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney and COO of Triage Cancer.