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Quick Tips for Fine-tuning Your Focus

Sarah Goodell on August 29, 2016

We all know what it feels like to struggle to focus at work, and this can be even more difficult when you have a cancer diagnosis and treatment side effects to deal with. A recent Daily Muse article shares some great tips to help sharpen your focus

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Managing Stress at Work

Maddy Meislin on August 18, 2016

If you’re feeling stressed at work, you’re not alone. In fact, the APA found that more than a third of American workers experience chronic work stress. When it comes to life stress, cancer can definitely be one of the most significant contributors. So it stands to reason that news of a diagnosis only exacerbates pressure and anxiety on the job.

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Financial Toxicity for Cancer Survivors Rising

Maddy Meislin on August 4, 2016

For many cancer survivors, diagnosis and treatment aren’t the only hardships. Financial implications of cancer can be devastating. According to a new poll, 26% of Americans say healthcare costs have caused serious financial problems for them or their family.

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Feeling Overwhelmed at Work? Here’s Help…

Chrissy Brennan on July 28, 2016

For anyone trying to manage cancer in addition to a job, the term “overwhelmed” doesn’t even come close. Learning how to cultivate mindfulness can help.

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It’s Time to Change the Way We Think About Cancer

Sarah Goodell on July 25, 2016

Cancer has become a chronic illness for many people today, something that is manageable and that they live with long-term. We hear this often in our work with cancer patients and survivors, and it further demonstrates the need for a shift in how we view cancer.

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Tips for Developing Your Time Management Skills

Rachel Becker, LMSW on July 14, 2016

"Time management"a life skill that gets developed and refined over time. For many cancer survivors, taking the time to refresh ones approach to time management can help mitigate the overwhelming feelings that often arise when balancing a job and/or job search, ongoing doctor appointments, and all of the other things that come with life.

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How to Be Happy on the Job

Chrissy Brennan on July 11, 2016

Being happy at work is important to most people, but it can be especially important to cancer patients and survivors who are working through treatment. Find out how changing the way you think about your job can improve your degree of job satisfaction.

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Regardless of industry, these are the skills you need to work on to get ahead

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on June 16, 2016

Looking for a job is not as simple as it once was. The number, and level, of college degrees seem to hold less weight, years of experience in jobs are not as important, and job requirements seem to be more nuanced. More and more employers are looking to see what "soft skills" job seekers are bringing to the table.

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Things to Consider Before Googling “Cancer” at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on May 12, 2016

It can be very useful to find instant answers to treatment-related questions via Google, but it’s important to remember that searching cancer-related topics while on the job can lead to unintended workplace disclosure.

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Mental Toughness at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on May 2, 2016

Much like physical strength, mental strength is something everyone has to work at to some degree. Mental toughness in the workplace can be important for self-discipline, task management and an overall feeling of confidence.

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Happiness at Work: Learning from Denmark

Maddy Meislin on April 28, 2016

According to a recent Business Insider article, we could learn a thing or two about happiness at work from Denmark, the happiest country in the world (according to international studies). The article lists some tips from the Scandinavian country on how Americans can make work a happier place.

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New Tool for Workplaces Touched by Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on April 25, 2016

At Cancer and Careers, we know that workplaces are touched by cancer too, not just employees. Workplace Transitions is a new tool that provides employers and supervisors with the information they need to support their staff and manage cancer in the workplace.

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It’s the 6th Anniversary of the ACA. What’s Been Accomplished?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on April 18, 2016

In March of 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama. Though there was much controversy initially, the benefits have been seen and felt by many. Find out what’s been accomplished in its first six years!

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Spotlight on Our Young Adult Cancer Community Partners!

Maddy Meislin on April 7, 2016

In honor of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week, we would like to spotlight some of our amazing community partners that are making a difference in the lives of young adult survivors — not just this week, but each and every day!

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Talking to Family and Friends About Posting Online

Kelsey Fenton on April 4, 2016

According to a recent post on the NYT Well blog, more children than parents are concerned about what parents are posting about them on social media. This is a particularly important issue for childhood cancer survivors as well as adult survivors who have friends or family with a very active online presence.

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Open Letter to Ask Amy

Rebecca Nellis on March 17, 2016

Dear Amy, I am writing to you from Cancer and Careers, a 15-year-old national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors navigate the issues related to work and cancer, in response to a recent Ask Amy post you published regarding a question from “Recovering” about his/her skin cancer scar.

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Overcoming the Financial Toxicity of Cancer

Sarah Goodell on March 14, 2016

Cure Today recently published an article by SamFund founder and CEO Samantha Eisenstein Watson about the financial burden that comes with cancer and how it can be particularly overwhelming for young survivors. The SamFund is an incredible resource for young adults dealing with the financial aftermath of cancer treatment.

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Meet CAC's Newest Team Member

Alicia Chin on March 3, 2016

posted in Meet the Staff

Hi, I’m Alicia, a new staff member at Cancer and Careers. I’m also an old staff member, since I originally came on board in 2002, when the program was just getting started. There were only two of us back then, with a lot happening all at once. So much has changed!

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Stay Current with Labor Law Changes in 2016

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 18, 2016

While knowing one’s rights in the workplace is always important, with a cancer diagnosis it is even more crucial to ensuring that you are being fully protected. See what’s new in 2016.

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Ways for Employers to Support Staff with Cancer

Chrissy Brennan on February 11, 2016

Thankfully, more and more employers are starting to realize that by supporting staff members who have cancer, the company itself stands to benefit as well.

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