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Rebecca's 20th Anniversary Q&A

Scott Sinclair on February 28, 2024

posted in Meet the Staff

Cancer and Careers is celebrating our executive director Rebecca V. Nellis’s 20th anniversary at the organization today. Over the last two decades Rebecca has helped shape CAC into the authority it is. To honor this huge milestone, I sat down with Rebecca to ask some questions.

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Overpreparing Can Help You at Work

Scott Sinclair on February 23, 2024

Public speaking is a very common fear, but can be critical for some jobs. Adding in the stresses of working after a cancer diagnosis, the thought of getting up to speak in front of people can be crimpling. But according to a recent article in Fast Company, the best way you can prepare is to overprepare. And here are some tips on how to do that:

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Sissy Silva on February 14, 2024

The Balancing Remote Work & Cancer webinar provided comprehensive insights into the dynamics of balancing remote work and cancer, addressing both its advantages and challenges while offering practical strategies for navigating this increasingly prevalent work arrangement.

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Managing Stress and Giving Yourself a 'Reset'

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 23, 2024

Stress can feel overwhelming and omnipresent, especially when you're managing a diagnosis and work. It's important to take some time to hit the reset button to ground yourself and prepare to take on the many aspects of life.

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Balancing Self-Care with Work and the Realities of the World

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 19, 2023

The news has been very heavy recently - what are some best practices for self-care when balancing work and the reality of the world?

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The Power of Breaks For Brain Fog & Productivity

Maddy Meislin on December 13, 2023

In the fast-paced world of work, the idea of taking breaks often gets overshadowed by looming deadlines and the never-ending to-do list. Research shows that the more people are forced to be productive, the less productive they become. Thus, it’s extremely important to take a break and clear your mind.

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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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Communicate Effectively to Communicate Less

Sissy Silva on November 17, 2023

At work, effective communication is key for success. When facing a life-altering diagnosis like cancer, communication becomes a lifeline for those balancing work and health challenges. However, how to manage these communicating is not always intuitive. Fortunately there are some steps you can take to make this process easier.

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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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Meet Dr. Nieves Cuervo, Psychiatrist

Tatiana Pacheco on October 6, 2023

Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to the expert speaker for this final session of the series - Dr. Nieves Cuervo. Dr. Cuervo is a psychiatrist. She currently works as a general psychiatrist at M&S Psychotherapy and Counseling and at her private practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

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Meet Edwin González, SHRM-CP

Tatiana Pacheco on September 22, 2023

Today we are introducing Edwin González, SHRM-CP, Senior Human Resources Manager at Tate’s Bake Shop! Edwin has over 10 years of experience in human resources, and he will be joining us next week on September 26th to discuss how HR can support someone facing work challenges during and after treatment.

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Pregunte a los Expertos is Back!

Tatiana Pacheco on September 15, 2023

I’m thrilled to announce we’re kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with the return of Pregunte a los Expertos (Ask the Experts), an open, interactive online forum designed to provide our Spanish-speaking community with knowledge and insights to their work-related concerns.

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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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Is Your To-Do List Counterproductive?

Sissy Silva on August 25, 2023

In a world where multitasking is the norm and time is a precious commodity, the concept of a to-do list has become an indispensable tool for individuals juggling professional demands and personal challenges. However, when that to-do list seems out of control and never ending, it can cause more dread than help.

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When to Say No at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 16, 2023

We've all been there. Your boss or supervisor asks for volunteers for something outside of your job and you feel like you should do it to make a better impression. But, what if you don't have the time for it? Here's how to evaluate when you should say no at work.

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Balancing Work and Cancer: Webinar Recap

Tatiana Pacheco on August 10, 2023

On August 2nd, we held our Balancing Work and Cancer webinar.The presentation discussed key practical considerations for balancing work and cancer treatment/recovery, such as deciding whether to work/return to work after treatment, managing disclosure decisions, looking for work strategies, and much more.

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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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Meet Our New Summer Intern

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on July 13, 2023

posted in Meet the Staff

Hello! My name is Sheyla Jimenez and I am so excited to join Cancers and Careers as a summer intern. I am a sophomore in college attending SUNY Brockport studying social work.

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