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Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

Sissy Silva on September 27, 2021

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicked off on September 15th, we would like to highlight some of the milestones we’ve reached and the programs and resources we currently offer in Spanish.

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Have You Done an Online Privacy Check Up Lately?

Brian Morvant on September 24, 2021

It’s important to regularly check the privacy settings of the websites you log-in to, but it can be challenging to keep up with all the changes. The Washington Post's new "Help Desk" promises to keep you up to date with news and step by step guides.

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Independent Work During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on September 9, 2021

What are the pros and cons of independent work for cancer patients and survivors? And how do they relate to our current economy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

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Planning Your Hybrid Work Schedule

Brian Morvant on August 9, 2021

Many offices are shifting to a hybrid work model that allows for both remote and in-office work, which may present a unique opportunity to have more control over how you navigate work and cancer. Here we offer some tips to help you plan a schedule that works for you!

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Coping with COVID-19 and Chemo Brain

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 13, 2021

Chemo brain is also called brain fog, but did you know that you don't need to have gone through chemotherapy in order to experience it? Learn more about causes, symptoms, and what can be done.

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The Disproportionate Burden of Working Black Caregivers

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 12, 2021

People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel the impact of caregiver burden in significant ways, however, according to an article by Deborah Bonello, published in OZY, Black caregivers are more likely to experience this burden at high levels.

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Managing Financial Stress

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 1, 2021

Feeling worried about your bills after your cancer diagnosis and the pandemic? Check out our tips for approaching your financial stress in a manageable and effective way.

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Spotlight: Sisters Network

Sissy Silva on February 23, 2021

Sisters Network is a national organization with more than 40 chapters throughout the country dedicated to connecting African American breast cancer survivors.

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Spotlight: Dr. Harold P. Freeman

Rebecca Nellis on February 11, 2021

Dr. Harold P. Freeman pioneered the use of patient navigation to help eliminate barriers and access to care in order to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer.

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Black History Month

Brian Morvant on February 8, 2021

To honor Black History Month, our Cancer and Careers Blog will focus exclusively on amplifying Black voices and leaders.

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Disclosure in the Workplace: When is it Appropriate?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 18, 2021

Explore the various considerations when deciding to disclose an illness in the workplace, and understand how to weigh the benefits and consequences.

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Tips on Communicating Your Needs After a Diagnosis

Sissy Silva on January 11, 2021

Our ability to communicate clearly and effectively can make all the difference in achieving personal and professional goals. While it is a necessity for daily life, communicating our needs and emotions can sometimes prove to be confusing and difficult. For survivors, a cancer diagnosis can add on new layers of complexity.

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Building Relationships While Working Remotely

Sissy Silva on November 23, 2020

Building relationships with coworkers, and working on those relationships, helps put your own work into perspective, provides a support system, increases productivity and job satisfaction.

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Defining Your Own Experience

Rebecca Nellis on September 18, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the importance of defining your own experience, and offers possible responses when others speak in ways that may be uncomfortable for you.

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Your Virtual Work/Life Balance

Brian Morvant on September 14, 2020

Working from home can create a whole new set of challenges to identify and adapt to. Here, we highlight a few steps to help you create balance.

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Tips on Writing a Professional Email During Stressful Times

Sissy Silva on September 10, 2020

It is now more important than ever that we make a conscious effort to be kind and sincere, not just in our personal relationships, but in our professional ones.

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On the passing of Chadwick Boseman

Rebecca Nellis on August 31, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, and the deeply personal decision of disclosure.

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CAC Weighs In on USA Today: Thinking Through Disclosure During COVID-19

Maddy Meislin on August 6, 2020

CAC weighs in on a USA Today conversation with a human resources expert, answering a question posted by a cancer survivor regarding disclosure and returning to work during COVID-19.

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How to Cope with COVID Fatigue

Maddy Meislin on July 23, 2020

Strategies for coping with COVID fatigue.

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