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How to Make Working From Home Less Lonely

Scott Sinclair on November 24, 2023

posted in At Work, Remote Work

Remote work can be invaluable to people with a cancer diagnosis. It saves time and energy from a taxing commute, can protect you from germs and illness while your body is immunocompromised and offers flexibility to continue working around doctor appointments or long sessions in a chemo chair. But the lack of face to face connection can be lonely.

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Balancing Work and Caregiving: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on November 3, 2023

Our 2023 webinars are starting to come to an end with our second to last Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of the year being held on November 1st. We kicked off National Family Caregivers Month with a webinar on Balancing Work & Caregiving

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Questions To Ask Yourself As a Caregiver

Scott Sinclair on October 19, 2023

Most caregivers are balancing their caregiving needs with their work needs as well as their personal needs. So how do you make a plan to address all of these competing needs and obligations? We recommend asking yourself a series of questions in order to figure out how best to move forward.

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Three Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

Scott Sinclair on September 6, 2023

Becoming acclimated to a new workplace takes some time and patience, but you also want to be present and set yourself up for success from the start if you can. And of course, starting a new job with a cancer diagnosis can add even more to stress and worry. Here are three questions to ask on your first day to set yourself up for success.

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Disability is Underreported in the Workplace

Scott Sinclair on July 26, 2023

Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This revolutionary legislation gave rights and equal access to millions of Americans. According to a recent article in Psychology Today, up to 80% of disabilities are not apparent. As a result, statistics on people with disabilities are grossly under reported.

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Self-Care: Practical Approaches to Work and Beyond Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on July 20, 2023

Our latest Balancing Work & Cancer webinar titled Self-Care: Practical Approaches at Work and Beyond was held last week. There are so many misconceptions around self-care like it’s too expensive or takes a lot of time. The truth is, self-care can be as simple as a 5 minute break in your day to listen to your favorite song.

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How My Experience Coming Out Helped Me Connect To Our CAC Community

Scott Sinclair on June 22, 2023

When I started working at Cancer and Careers, one of the first things I learned about were the considerations that go into whether to disclose a cancer diagnosis in the workplace or not. While I have not personally gone through cancer treatment, the disclosure conversation was something that immediately resonated with me.

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An Interview with Dr. Brian K. McNeil

Scott Sinclair on June 15, 2023

Last year we invited Dr. Brian K. McNeil, Vice Chair of the Department of Urology and the Urology Residency Program Director at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, to join our panel of oncologists at the National Conference. When we learned Dr. McNeill was unavailable for this year, we moved to the next best thing, a quick Q&A for the blog.

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A Spotlight on LGBTQIA+ Cancer Organizations

Scott Sinclair on June 2, 2023

While our programs and resources are designed for ANYONE with a cancer diagnosis, we acknowledge that specific communities may have different needs to navigate the cancer space. We wanted to spotlight some incredible organizations in the cancer community specifically serving LGBTQIA+ patients and survivors.

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Building Confidence at Work: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on May 4, 2023

Dr. Sage Bolte joined CAC to lead a webinar on Building Confidence at Work. There can be many physical, mental and emotional changes during and after cancer treatments, which understandably, may impact body image and self-confidence. Dr. Bolte walked us through techniques and tools to cope with those changes.

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How to Master an AI Interview

Scott Sinclair on April 24, 2023

As pointed out in a recent Washington Post article, AI is now being utilized by HR departments to sift through potential candidates in a hiring process. A one-way interview is not a new practice, but more and more these days your video response may be analyzed by AI before ever being seen by a human being.

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on April 21, 2023

We held our latest webinar on Wednesday, April 19th on Balancing Remote Work & Cancer. What once was dismissed by many as a less efficient way of working, has now been widely adopted by employers of all sizes and industries across the globe. This shift has especially been beneficial to people navigating work after a cancer diagnosis

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Career Change: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on March 28, 2023

We held our third Balancing Work and Cancer webinar on March 1st. Longtime CAC collaborator and career coach Julie Jansen led the session on Career Change. A main focus of Julie's presentation was going through her three-step process for changing careers

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Remembering Trailblazer Patricia Schroeder

Scott Sinclair on March 16, 2023

Congresswoman Schroeder was a pioneer in Washington, becoming the first female elected to the House of Representatives from Colorado in 1972, she served 12 terms total over the course of 24 years. Perhaps her biggest legacy was championing the Family and Medical Leave Act which became a law in 1993.

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sacrificing Your Energy

Scott Sinclair on February 24, 2023

Ariane Hunter, a speaker, author and career equity expert, wrote a piece last month on LinkedIn that we think offers valuable insight on communicating your own needs in the workplace.. She asks the question: What is self-advocacy and why do so many of us as Black women struggle to effectively communicate our needs at work?

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on January 31, 2023

We kicked off our 2023 Balancing Work and Cancer webinar series last week with a session on Managing Long Term Stress. Julie Larson, LCSW walked us through a detailed presentation including the causes of stress and techniques to alleviate and avoid stress from getting in the way of critical responsibilities in both personal and professional lives.

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Researching Employers: LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

Scott Sinclair on June 30, 2022

CAC stumbled upon a study about ways to make the workplace more inclusive of LGBTQIA+ employees. We found that some of the recommendations dovetail with thinking about how to research prospective employers and figure out if their values align with your own and whether they will offer the support you might need to work during or after treatment.

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Using Tech To Help Manage Treatment Side Effects

Scott Sinclair on June 3, 2022

posted in At Work, Side Effects

If you are experiencing side effects from cancer treatment, there may be creative ways to use common technology that could help with your job.

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Navigating Imposter Syndrome

Scott Sinclair on April 21, 2022

The feeling of imposter syndrome can be a common experience, whether you are at work or looking for work. CAC offers some tips on how to ground yourself in the moment while focusing on your skills, accomplishments and ability to learn and grow.

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National LGBT Cancer Network BIPOC Report

Scott Sinclair on February 28, 2022

The National LGBT Cancer Network recently released the results of their survey focused on LGBTQIA+ BIPOC cancer experiences.

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