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What Not To Say

Rebecca Nellis on April 19, 2011

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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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National Young Adults with Cancer Awareness Week

Rebecca Nellis on April 7, 2011

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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 Worried About Work

Rebecca Nellis on March 29, 2011

posted in Career Advice

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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Networking Even After Losing Touch

Rebecca Nellis on February 10, 2011

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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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Time to Better Understand Healthcare Reform!

Rebecca Nellis on January 24, 2011

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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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LiveSTRONG Young Adult Alliance Meeting

Rebecca Nellis on November 15, 2010

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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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Cancer and Careers’ Media Blitz

Rebecca Nellis on August 10, 2010

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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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Cancer Organization Spotlight: First Descents

Rebecca Nellis on June 24, 2010

Periodically we like to spotlight organizations we think are doing innovative and important work, today we'd like to introduce First Descents.

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Job Search Question at OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults

Rebecca Nellis on May 24, 2010

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Yesterday, the first question the Employment and Insurance panel was asked at the OMG! Cancer Summit was "Can you address some of the pertinent issues surrounding the job search process for the young adult cancer population?" Laura Mosiello (from CancerCare), Joanna Morales (from the Cancer Legal Resource Center) and I all had plenty of thoughts on

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NEW Job Search Tools

Rebecca Nellis on May 13, 2010

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We get asked nearly every day about how to manage a job search during or after cancer treatment. We have created a battery of resources to help you think through everything from resume building to interviewing and tracking your contacts.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: Imerman Angels

Rebecca Nellis on April 26, 2010

We first got to know Imerman Angels when we met its charming and energetic founder Jonny (Imerman) at a conference a couple years ago. Since then we've been amazed to discover that Jonny is literally everywhere we go and takes his role as the Chief Mission Officer to the limit. Including the fact that we have never seen him don a shirt that didn't

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Balancing Cancer and Careers Seminar in Atlanta, GA

Rebecca Nellis on April 20, 2010

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Cancer and Careers made its first trip to Atlanta last week to present a panel discussion on the practical, medical and legal aspects of working during and after cancer treatment. Our experts included:

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This week is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

Rebecca Nellis on April 8, 2010

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There are approximately 70,000 people aged 15-39 diagnosed with cancer every year. As part of the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance and as a session host and presenter at this year's OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults (May 23 in NYC), Cancer and Careers is working hard to address the practical employment related issues that YAs with cancer are

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American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference

Rebecca Nellis on February 25, 2010

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From the beignets and café au lait at Café Du Monde to the sweet potato fries at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, New Orleans was a welcoming host of this year's APOS conference.

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Program for Healthcare Pros

Rebecca Nellis on February 18, 2010

For many patients the most accessible and trusted source of information is a healthcare provider, who is often unprepared to answer questions about working through treatment. Patients who are not offered information on managing work issues associated with their cancer are four times more likely to report that their work life has suffered because of

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Meet Kristen

Rebecca Nellis on January 7, 2010

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Wife. Mother. Beauty Industry Professional. Breast Cancer Survivor. Hear in her own words how Cancer and Careers helped her balance life, work and treatment.

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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Rebecca Nellis on October 19, 2009

Are you an oncology nurse, social worker or patient navigator? Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?

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Balancing Nutrition and Cancer

Rebecca Nellis on October 7, 2009

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We were excited to hear about The American Cancer Society's recently released cookbook What To Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope because we know how challenging maintaining good nutrition can be during treatment. We particularly love that the editors arranged the recipes by symptoms that might

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff Part 3!

Rebecca Nellis on September 1, 2009

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I'm Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs.

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Cancer Legal Resource Center

Rebecca Nellis on July 6, 2009

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A fantastic resource that we refer people to several times a day is the Cancer Legal Resource Center. They are a nonprofit that provides pro-bono counseling nation-wide on legal and insurance issues.

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