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Although it’s illegal for employers to ask specifics about health, it’s not out of the ordinary for them to inquire about a gap in employment during an interview. To make sure you stay in control and feel prepared, it’s wise to decide ahead of time what you will say.

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For many job-seeking survivors, a big question is whether and how to address your cancer in an interview.

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Last month was the 3rd annual National Conference on Work & Cancer, the crown jewel of our in-person programming for the year! This year we moved locations to accommodate more people, 35% more to be exact!

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It has been an amazing couple of weeks for Cancer and Careers, meeting people coast-to-coast and talking about the issues people face as they navigate cancer and their work.

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79% of survey respondents feel that cancer recovery is aided by the routine nature of work.

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Given how much travel the CAC team does, it seemed only right to create a blog series for 2013 called "On the Road with CAC."

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Myself, Kate Sweeney (CAC's Executive Director) and a table full of CAC champions and Board members all spent a few privileged hours hearing extraordinary stories of women changing the world--including our very own Carlotta Jacobson (President of CEW, Inc. and founder of CAC).

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Today I am thrilled to announce the addition of our sixth coach, Bud Bilanich! Bud is a career success coach, leadership consultant, motivational speaker, bestselling author, influential blogger and cancer survivor.

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CareerBuilder found that 85% of hiring managers and HR managers are more understanding of employment gaps now than pre-recession.

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It is becoming clear that not enough people are being talked to with cancer and therefore not enough questions are being asked about cancer’s impact on employment. I am in the midst of finishing my master's thesis for a public policy degree, and am working to identify any stastically significant effect of cancer on employment

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Every year approximately 780,000 cancer survivors return to work. Everyday Cancer and Careers works to reach these brave and inspiring people...

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Social media has become an incredibly important and valuable component to survivorship, providing immediate support and community but there are things to consider.

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With all the news about Steve Jobs and the speculation of why he chose to resign now, we got to chatting at Cancer and Careers about how every day we hear from people making the very difficult decisions about how to balance work and treatment.

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Over the last couple weeks an article called "What not to say to a cancer patient" has been making the rounds in the cancer community. Whether you are a family member, friend, coworker, boss or all of the above, it is important to remember that though everyone is different there are some good rules of thumb for what not to say or do!

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Did you know that approximately 70,000 young adults in their teens through their late 30’s are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States?

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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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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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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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A few days ago 50% of the Cancer and Careers team headed to Austin for one of our favorite events of the year, the LiveSTRONG Young Adult Alliance Annual Meeting. It is truly a rare opportunity for advocacy organizations, medical insitutions and government agencies to all come together as peers to discuss the disparities the young adults with

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Last week CAC's Executive Director Kate Sweeney did a whirlwind satellite media tour all from a chair in a studio on West 42nd Street in NYC!

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