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Exercise to Ease Side Effects at Work

Nicole Shaffer, LMSW on November 9, 2015

posted in At Work, Balancing Work & Cancer, Chemotherapy, Productivity, Research, Side Effects

More studies are showing that exercise can improve side effects caused by chemotherapy — it may also help you be more alert, energetic and productive during your workday.

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Don't Let Cancer Stop You

Maddy Meislin on July 13, 2015

posted in Be the Boss Over Cancer, Career Advice, Chemotherapy, Side Effects

Facing a cancer diagnosis can cause stress that leads you to give up some of your normal routines and activities you love. For many of us, our identity is rooted in our work and our interests. Your doctor can help you establish a treatment plan that enables you to continue engaging in those activities.

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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

posted in Career Advice, Coworker, Disclosure, Employer, Legal, Resources, Side Effects, Flexible Work

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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Asking for A Flexible Schedule

Sarah Goodell on December 4, 2014

posted in Productivity, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects. Read on for tips on how to talk to your boss about getting a more flexible schedule!

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Brain Exercises to Treat Chemo Brain

Sarah Goodell on August 21, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain, Productivity, Side Effects

Did you know that up to 60% of cancer patients undergoing treatment can experience chemo brain at some point? The good news is that more oncologists are recognizing chemo brain and developing treatments and recommending brain exercises to lessen the impact of this side effect.

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Sports Figures Working (& Playing) Through Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 11, 2014

posted in Career Change, In the News, Meaningful Work, Side Effects

Recently, the newswires have displayed an uptick in stories about sports figures working through cancer. The take away? That athletes face the same work-related challenges as patients and survivors with less-public lives.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Energy & Productivity at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 4, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain, Coworker, Getting Organized, Productivity, Side Effects

Fatigue is a common side effect both during and after treatment, and coping with symptoms during working hours can often feel like an uphill battle. However, a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you to manage low-energy and maintain productivity on the job.

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Increasing Productivity at Work by Simplifying

Sarah Goodell on July 1, 2014

posted in Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal looked at how small changes in your work routine can improve productivity. Many of these tips are useful for cancer survivors returning to work, particularly those experiencing chemo brain.

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Managing Stress while Working Through Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on March 4, 2014

posted in ADA, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Disclosure, Side Effects, Young Adults, Flexible Work

Deciding whether to continue working during and/or after cancer treatment is difficult. The thought of managing the stress of your job and battling cancer can feel overwhelming, but your career is important for many reasons, including your financial stability and personal identity.

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Ask the Experts 2014 Registration Open!

Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2014

posted in Ask The Experts, Interview, Job Search, Legal, Networking, Resume, Side Effects, Health Insurance

This free teleconference will cover the practical and legal challenges that patients and survivors face navigating work and a diagnosis, followed by a Q&A session. Register today!

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How Work Helped Them

Eva LaManna on December 24, 2013

posted in Chemotherapy, Disclosure, Side Effects, Flexible Work

Two articles were recently published that profiled a patient going through treatment. Both of these subjects - Robin Quivers and Andrew Youssef - discussed the importance of work in their own lives.

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Work and School Provide a Buffer for AYA Patients & Survivors

Amy Coleman on October 29, 2013

posted in Side Effects, Young Adults

A new study from the University of Michigan confirms that being engaged in some type of work greatly improves length, severity of psychological distress for the AYA population.

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Ask the Experts Teleconference Tackles Side Effects at Work

Eva LaManna on August 5, 2013

posted in Ask The Experts, CAC Event, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

During July's Ask The Experts teleconference a number of questions came up regarding how to handle treatment side effects at work. Take a look at what our panel of experts had to say.

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Cancer Organization Spotlight: Cook for Your LIFE

Eva LaManna on May 28, 2013

posted in Cancer Organization Spotlight, Chemotherapy, Side Effects

As one of our many fabulous community partners, today we are spotlighting Cook for Your LIFE and the important resources they offer to patients and survivors.

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How-To Video Series Complete!

Amy Coleman on May 13, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Networking, Resume, Side Effects

We're thrilled to announce the completion of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Managing Inevitable Workplace Stress

Andrew Jacob on April 18, 2013

posted in CAC Resource, Side Effects

Stressing over the small stuff can be avoided. Read on to learn some helpful ways to combat inevitable workplace stress.

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Achieving Work-Life Balance

Eva LaManna on April 2, 2013

posted in Career Advice, Side Effects

Achieving a harmony between your work and personal life is no easy task, but is an important part of establishing and maintaining emotional balance.

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Survey Findings on Female Survivors and Work

Eva LaManna on March 25, 2013

posted in Chemotherapy, Side Effects

A recent study shows that the majority of women treated for breast cancer returned to their prediagnosis working time.

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Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity

Eva LaManna on April 12, 2012

posted in Career Advice, Chemo Brain, Side Effects

How avoiding multitasking and doing one thing at a time can actually help you accomplish more.

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New Resources for Men Working With Cancer

Kate Sweeney on September 1, 2011

posted in Career Advice, Side Effects

When we launched Cancer and Careers, it was a program for working women with cancer. As we grew, we realized that most of the challenges of combining work and treatment are universal. And we changed our mission to serve ALL people with cancer. But some of those so-called universal things affect men and women differently.

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