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Creating a Sense of Belonging at Work

Maddy Meislin on October 21, 2019

Research shows that workplace belonging is vital for employee well-being and organizational functioning. Here are some tips for how managers and coworkers can foster a sense of belonging in the workplace.

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The Importance of Giving Yourself a Mental Break

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 30, 2019

Information overload is a common challenge for most people, so we should all take steps to create more physical and mental space for ourselves — especially after a cancer diagnosis.

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How to Disclose an Invisible Disability at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 23, 2019

Having a disability that can’t be seen can present unique challenges in the workplace — including deciding whether to disclose. Here are steps for approaching the process.

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How to Prepare for Taking Time Off Work

Sissy Silva on September 9, 2019

Properly planning for a leave of absence is crucial for both you and your employer. Here’s how to go about it.

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Making the Argument for Working Remotely

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 26, 2019

When you have cancer, performing your job remotely can save you the time and energy you need to continue to be productive at work. Here’s how to approach your boss with the idea...

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How to Ask for Time Off

Maddy Meislin on August 20, 2019

If managing your diagnosis necessitates requesting time off from work, it’s important to go about it strategically and responsibly. Here are some guidelines...

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What Is FMLA Leave and How Do You Take It?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 5, 2019

There are a variety of reasons why one would need to take a leave of absence from work — cancer patients, in particular, know this all too well. Thankfully, the Family and Medical Leave Act was designed to address some of these situations. Find out more...

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Important Facts to Know About Short-Term Disability

Nicole Franklin, MPH on July 29, 2019

Sometimes, cancer treatment/recovery can impact your ability to work. It may even require you to take time off. If you need to take a leave of absence, short-term disability (STD) could be an option to consider.

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Making the Case for a More Flexible Work Schedule

Sissy Silva on July 15, 2019

While the benefits of flexible work arrangements are a win-win for both the employee and the employer, for many survivors, this option is not guaranteed. However, a strong case can be made for its value. Read our tips for how to have this conversation effectively!

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Tips to Help You Succeed When Returning to Work

Sissy Silva on May 28, 2019

For those in treatment or managing resulting side effects, it’s important to remember that being a survivor is work in and of itself. So when it comes to employment, you’ll want to determine what the right balance is for successfully managing your job and caring for yourself.

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Useful Tips for Managing Work-Related Stress

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 20, 2019

Work-related stress is common and often unavoidable. However, learning techniques to combat and manage stress on the job can positively impact productivity and foster a healthy, balanced life.

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Tips on How to Balance Work and Cancer

Sissy Silva on April 15, 2019

Cancer is a life-changing experience, and as a result, many survivors find themselves faced with a “new normal” post-treatment. For those returning to work, coping with that new normal can necessitate a better work-life balance.

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How Working Smarter Can Help with “Chemo Brain”

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 8, 2019

Though it may be impossible to eliminate all of the side effects of treatment, there are steps you can take and practices you can implement to alleviate obstacles to focusing and being productive at work.

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How to Bounce Back Following a Professional Mistake

Chrissy Brennan on March 25, 2019

Making a mistake on the job — or when applying for one — is not uncommon. What’s important is knowing how to recover.

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Work & Stress — What You Need to Know

Sissy Silva on January 7, 2019

For many of us, work provides a sense of purpose and identity. But it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. For cancer patients and survivors, this juxtaposition can be even more profound. Read on for more about stress at work and ways to combat it.

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Brand-New Video: How to Support a Coworker with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on December 17, 2018

CAC has just released a brand-new installment in our animated How-To Video Series that explores the topic of supporting a colleague with cancer.

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Meet Our New Development Coordinator!

Nikki Zelin on October 22, 2018

posted in At Work, Meet the Staff

Hi! My name is Nikki Zelin and I am so excited to be working at Cancer and Careers as the new Development Coordinator. I am eager to utilize my previous experience in both development and event support to help CAC expand its mission!

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Simple Solutions When You're Overwhelmed at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 15, 2018

Contrary to what many people think, trying to work harder and faster is not necessarily the best way to deal with feeling swamped at work. (In fact, depending on your specific side effects, it may not be at all practical!) Below are some tips on more realistic approaches to managing all the tasks you have at hand.

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Tips for Surviving, and Thriving, at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 4, 2018

A lot of patients seek Cancer and Careers’ advice on evaluating whether they can keep working. Our Manager of Programs Nicole Franklin, MPH, discusses ways to not only manage your job, but to succeed at it.

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For Career Success, Use Lessons Learned During Your Cancer Journey

Grace Blumberg, LMSW on July 16, 2018

Cancer patients and survivors know that with a diagnosis and treatment come many lessons. These lessons can be applied effectively when facing career obstacles.

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