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3rd Annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Recap!

Sarah Goodell on April 14, 2016

Our 3rd annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer was on April 8th — and it was a smashing success! The ballroom at the Hotel Chicago Downtown was almost filled to capacity, with 144 patients, survivors, healthcare providers and caregivers.

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Balancing Work & Cancer 2016 Series Beginning Soon!

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on December 10, 2015

Cancer and Careers is excited to announce that the 2016 schedule for our Balancing Work & Cancer webinar series has been released and registration is now live.

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The Most Important Expert on Your Healthcare Team: You

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 2, 2015

You are the world’s leading authority on your life and work. When mapping a plan for working through treatment, it’s important to marry your expertise with that of various members of your healthcare team.

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New Tool Predicts Risk for Financial Stress after Diagnosis

Kelsey Fenton on June 20, 2014

With rising health care costs in the United States, anxiety caused by financial worry is becoming an increasingly significant side effect of cancer. The University of Chicago just announced their new tool to measure a patient’s risk for, and ability to tolerate, financial stress and open the lines of communication between patients and physicians.

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Implications of Study on Employment-Related Needs of Survivors

Amy Coleman on January 23, 2014

As the rate of survivorship increases, so does the need for effective support programs - especially as it relates to the work force.

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Fall Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals – Registration now OPEN!

Amy Coleman on July 30, 2012

It’s been said that education is the key to empowerment. If you’re a healthcare professional, chances are pretty high that your patients and clients often reach out to you for answers to difficult questions. But you may not always have the answers.

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Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals Recap

Eva LaManna on May 25, 2012

We just wrapped up our last session of the Spring Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, and the results were excellent!

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Registration now open for 2012 Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals!

Eva LaManna on February 6, 2012

Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers? If you've answered yes to both of these questions, then this event is just for you. At Cancer and Careers' FREE three-part series of teleconferences/webinars you will learn how to advise your patients and earn CEUs!

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ASCO's "Managing the Cost of Cancer Care" Guide

Melissa DeLeo on August 4, 2011

Understanding what costs to expect before starting treatment can help you manage the financial impact of cancer in the most effective way possible. ASCO created this guide to help you talk with your healthcare team about coping with the costs of cancer care.

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The National Conference on Work and Cancer- One for the Books

Melissa DeLeo on July 5, 2011

Thank you to every healthcare professional, cancer survivor, man and woman undergoing treatment, community partner, sponsor and friend of Cancer and Careers who made The National Conference on Work and Cancer possible.

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We're back from AOSW 2011!

Alice McKenney on May 10, 2011

We recently got back from the 2011 AOSW Annual Conference, and as usual, we really enjoyed ourselves! From having a booth in the exhibit hall to co-hosting a session with Joanna Morales, Esq. from the Cancer Legal Resource Center, we told as many social workers as we could about the resources we offer.

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Cancer and Careers at the ONS National Congress

Melissa DeLeo on May 2, 2011

This past week Cancer and Careers attended the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress in the beautiful city of Boston. During the four day conference, we met hundreds of oncology nurses and healthcare professionals, and we were incredibly humbled and excited by their enthusiasm for CAC.

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Cancer and Employment: What are Your Legal Rights?

Melissa DeLeo on April 25, 2011

The highlights from the 2nd Session of the Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals on April 7, 2011. Joanna Morales, Director of the CLRC, presented "Legal and Insurance issues to Consider," addressing the legal reality surrounding cancer, employment, insurance, discrimination, and everything in between.

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Practical Advice and Tools for Balancing Cancer and Employment

Melissa DeLeo on March 9, 2011

Thursday March 3rd marked the first session of our 2011 accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, “Practical Advice and Tools to Balance Cancer and Employment.” And, what a success it was!

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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Rebecca Nellis on October 19, 2009

Are you an oncology nurse, social worker or patient navigator? Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?

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