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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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Anxiety from Cancer: What’s the Best Way to Cope?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 25, 2016

Cancer is not something most people plan for in life. Given its unexpected nature, it is understandable that many feel in a state of unease when they are touched by it. Here we discuss ways to adjust to and cope with the anxiety that can accompany a diagnosis, and remain even after being told the cancer is gone.

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What's the Impact of Social Media Use for Those with Cancer?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 8, 2016

The proliferation of social media around the world is undeniable. Regardless of age, race, sex or socioeconomic status, people's use of social media tools is widespread. How is this technology impacting the lives of individuals with cancer?

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The Flexibility Question: Exploring Company Culture Before You Accept the Job

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 1, 2016

For cancer survivors who are returning to the work force or changing careers, landing in a work environment with an open and flexible company culture can be a top priority. But is it possible to get a sense of how flexible a potential employer <em>really</em> is before you accept an offer?

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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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National Conference Session Spotlight: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace

Rachel Becker, LMSW on June 3, 2016

We’re particularly excited to be debuting a brand-new session at this year’s annual conference: Body Confidence, Self-Confidence in the Workplace, will be presented by Sage Bolte, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, CST, Executive Director of the Life with Cancer Program at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute.

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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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Beyond LinkedIn: The Dos and Don'ts of Building an Online Brand

Rachel Becker, LMSW on March 31, 2016

LinkedIn is not the only online platform to focus on when building/maintaining a professional online presence. Facebook and Twitter are also frequently reviewed by both hiring managers and employers, which makes it essential for today’s professionals to understand social media dos and don’ts.

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Our Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Is Fast Approaching!

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on March 28, 2016

Cancer and Careers’ Midwest Conference takes place on April 8th in Chicago — and we couldn’t be more excited!

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Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer Is April 8th!

Sarah Goodell on February 23, 2016

The third annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer is fast approaching. Join us on April 8th in Chicago for a free daylong event exploring the intersection of cancer and employment. It will be held at the Hotel Chicago Downtown, since we outgrew the space we've been in for the past two years! Hope to see you there!

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When It’s Time for a Career Change

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 14, 2016

Citing a new perspective on life following a cancer diagnosis as the impetus, many survivors feel the desire to change careers. This is nothing to be afraid of! While fear can be a real obstacle to transitioning into a new line of work, gaining the confidence and making a plan to execute the change is key.

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Balancing Work & Cancer 2016 Series Beginning Soon!

Nicole Jarvis, 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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Employing a Positive Perspective During Cancer

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on December 3, 2015

Adjusting one’s perspective can be helpful when processing the news of a cancer diagnosis. Though each cancer experience is unique, there are certain ways to approach it that can assist you in continuing to live life as positively as possible.

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Preparing Your Home Work Space

Kelsey Fenton on November 30, 2015

Staying productive on the job can be difficult when you work from home. A recent article from attn: offers advice on how to remain engaged and effective. Step one: Evaluate your work space.

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Setting Professional Boundaries

Maddy Meislin on November 12, 2015

Managing your workload can be challenging in general — even more so when you have cancer. We offer tips for determining what you can reasonably handle and how best to communicate it.

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Exercise to Ease Side Effects at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on November 9, 2015

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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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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