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Navigating Imposter Syndrome

Scott Sinclair on April 21, 2022

The feeling of imposter syndrome can be a common experience, whether you are at work or looking for work. CAC offers some tips on how to ground yourself in the moment while focusing on your skills, accomplishments and ability to learn and grow.

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Being Mindful of Accidental Disclosure

Brian Morvant on March 21, 2022

Deciding whether or not to disclose your diagnosis is a nuanced decision, but it is important to be mindful of ways your diagnosis might accidentally be disclosed as well.

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Managers Must Do More to Support Black Survivors at Work

Sissy Silva on February 25, 2022

In a recent survey by Cancer and Careers and Wakefield Research, most Black/African American survivors (67%) weren't confident their managers knew how to support them, and an even bigger majority (84%) felt management could do more to support them.

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Holding Space for Your Emotions at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 31, 2022

To be human is to have emotions — no matter who you are. That said, for better or for worse, not all emotions are experienced equally in work settings. Fortunately, as discussed in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, there are steps that can be taken to reframe how we think about crying at work and to move forward if/when it happens.

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CAC Reports on Working with Cancer During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on December 16, 2021

Cancer and Careers has partnered with Harris Poll and Wakefield Research to report on the work-related experiences of cancer patients and survivors.

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Dispelling Myths About Remote Work

Maddy Meislin on November 3, 2021

There are some beliefs about working remotely that research shows are myths. A recent Huffington Post article dispels a few.

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Independent Work During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on September 9, 2021

What are the pros and cons of independent work for cancer patients and survivors? And how do they relate to our current economy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

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Planning Your Hybrid Work Schedule

Brian Morvant on August 9, 2021

Many offices are shifting to a hybrid work model that allows for both remote and in-office work, which may present a unique opportunity to have more control over how you navigate work and cancer. Here we offer some tips to help you plan a schedule that works for you!

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A Preview of the 11th National Conference on Work & Cancer!

Maddy Meislin on June 21, 2021

This year’s 11th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer will be another engaging day filled with need-to-know information on the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Join us!

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Taking Advantage of Remote Work Opportunities

Sissy Silva on June 10, 2021

While some companies are now starting to, or considering, asking their employees to return to on-site work, many more are making working from home a permanent fixture. This could be great news for patients and survivors looking for remote work, or those looking to continue working remotely while balancing work and cancer.

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The Disproportionate Burden of Working Black Caregivers

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 12, 2021

People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds feel the impact of caregiver burden in significant ways, however, according to an article by Deborah Bonello, published in OZY, Black caregivers are more likely to experience this burden at high levels.

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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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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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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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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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