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So Long Sunday Scaries!

Maddy Meislin on March 4, 2024

"Sunday scaries" is a growing trend characterized by heightened anxiety and stress as the weekend draws to a close. If you often feel this, know that you are not alone – as a 2023 LinkedIn survey found 75% of U.S. workers experience Sunday scaries. To say goodbye to this pre-anticipatory anxiety, we must first understand why it exists.

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on February 2, 2024

We held out first Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of 2024 last week when we were joined by longtime CAC collaborator Julie Larson. Julie led a session on Managing Long-Term Stress and had some useful tips and techniques to help mitigate stress that can easily accumulate when trying to navigate work after a cancer diagnosis.

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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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Marketing Yourself: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on December 7, 2023

We hosted our final Balancing Work & Cancer webinar of 2023 yesterday, December 6th. Author, speaker and career change coach Ariane Hunter joined us to lead a session on Marketing Yourself: Job Search and Beyond. She discussed how to establish and refine your personal brand and how to implement that brand into improving your job search process.

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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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A Recap of Our 2023 West Coast Conference

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 26, 2023

Our 9th annual West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer took place virtually on Saturday, October 21st and with an audience made up of patients, survivors, social workers, nurses, and so many more members of the cancer community in the Western region of the United States as well as those joining from other areas of the country and wolr!

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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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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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9 Free Online Classes to Boost Your Career

Maddy Meislin on August 30, 2023

Opportunities for online education have been expanding over the last few years, with many courses and programs are low cost or free! Whether you’re looking to get back to work after treatment, hoping to move up in your current job, or planning a career change, continuing to develop new skills can be a great way to make yourself more competitive.

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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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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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A Recap of our 2023 National Conference

Maddy Meislin on June 29, 2023

Our 13th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer was held last week on Friday, June 23rd. We were thrilled to see a mix of patients, survivors, caregivers, HR/ nonprofit/healthcare professionals, managers, coworkers, advocates, friends and family members come together from around the country – and even the globe!

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An Interview with Dr. Brian K. McNeil

Scott Sinclair on June 15, 2023

Last year we invited Dr. Brian K. McNeil, Vice Chair of the Department of Urology and the Urology Residency Program Director at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, to join our panel of oncologists at the National Conference. When we learned Dr. McNeill was unavailable for this year, we moved to the next best thing, a quick Q&A for the blog.

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Job Search: Webinar Recap

Tatiana Pacheco on June 9, 2023

Our latest Balancing Work & Cancer webinar was held on June 7th and we were joined by career coach Julie Jansen. The webinar provided valuable insights and practical tips on creating an effective resume, sharpening interviewing skills, addressing resume gaps, mastering the art of networking and more!

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Building Confidence at Work: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on May 4, 2023

Dr. Sage Bolte joined CAC to lead a webinar on Building Confidence at Work. There can be many physical, mental and emotional changes during and after cancer treatments, which understandably, may impact body image and self-confidence. Dr. Bolte walked us through techniques and tools to cope with those changes.

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Balancing Remote Work & Cancer: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on April 21, 2023

We held our latest webinar on Wednesday, April 19th on Balancing Remote Work & Cancer. What once was dismissed by many as a less efficient way of working, has now been widely adopted by employers of all sizes and industries across the globe. This shift has especially been beneficial to people navigating work after a cancer diagnosis

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Lessons Learned from Christina Applegate's Red Carpet Appearance

Sissy Silva on April 5, 2023

In a recent article, Writer Brijana Prooker detailed how seen and empowered they felt watching Christina Applegate, a Hollywood actress who has been open about her own chronic illness, proudly walk out onto the red carpet with a cane. Applegate’s appearance and transparency about her experiences managing her illness were inspiring.

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Career Change: Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on March 28, 2023

We held our third Balancing Work and Cancer webinar on March 1st. Longtime CAC collaborator and career coach Julie Jansen led the session on Career Change. A main focus of Julie's presentation was going through her three-step process for changing careers

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Managing Long Term Stress Webinar Recap

Scott Sinclair on January 31, 2023

We kicked off our 2023 Balancing Work and Cancer webinar series last week with a session on Managing Long Term Stress. Julie Larson, LCSW walked us through a detailed presentation including the causes of stress and techniques to alleviate and avoid stress from getting in the way of critical responsibilities in both personal and professional lives.

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