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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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Personal Stories: COVID-19 for Over 3 Months

Brian Morvant on July 9, 2020

In this powerful and personal essay written for Huffington Post, a cancer survivor discusses her struggles to have people take her COVID-19 diagnosis seriously, and her personal choices regarding privacy and disclosure.

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Using Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During COVID-19

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 18, 2020

When stressful thoughts start to arise and take over, focusing on your mindset, centering yourself and practicing mindfulness techniques can be extremely helpful. Here are key takeaways that can help reinforce our mental and emotional fortitude during challenging times.

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Staying Focused During Quarantine

Brian Morvant on May 6, 2020

Remember that these are radical times and it is okay to struggle to adapt.

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Concerns About Returning to Work After Sheltering in Place

Rachel Becker, LMSW on April 25, 2020

This past Thursday, Cancer and Careers hosted our first Ask the Experts session as part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This moderated discussion featured career coach Kathy Flora (who is also a cancer survivor) fielding questions about looking for work and continuing on the job during our current public health crisis.

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Counteracting the Impact of "Chemo Brain" at Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 2, 2020

Even after the physical side effects from treatment have improved, many people can still be impacted by “invisible” side effects. Working with “chemo brain” can generally be stressful and frustrating and in a work setting, can possibly impact your job performance but accommodations might maintain (or improve) your efficiency at work.

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Tips for Practicing Self-Care At Work

Maddy Meislin on February 24, 2020

Practicing self-care is essential for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Here are some tips for how to practice self-care in the workplace.

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Overcoming a Lack of Self-Confidence on the Job

Maddy Meislin on January 21, 2020

It’s not uncommon for cancer patients and survivors to experience “Imposter Syndrome” on the job. Here are ways to counter that feeling.

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The Importance of Self-Care at Work

Sissy Silva on December 9, 2019

Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In a work context, it can improve productivity and overall performance. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially for working survivors, to make self-care on the job a priority.

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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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