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It Was a Great Day in L.A.!

Chrissy Brennan on October 24, 2016

We are thrilled to report that our second annual West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer in Los Angeles was a great success! A group of inspiring and engaged attendees received valuable information and resources, as well as a chance to share their stories and their questions.

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Countdown to the Coast...Again!

Chrissy Brennan on October 10, 2016

We are so excited to be returning to Los Angeles to share our information and resources in person with those in the area who need it.

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Tips to Help Your Cover Letter Stand Out

Chioma Onyekwere on October 6, 2016

Crafting your cover letter can be a little nerve-wracking, but the cover letter serves as an introduction to your qualifications to prospective employers.

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Do You Know Your Rights in the Workplace?

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 19, 2016

The period following a diagnosis can be overwhelming and disorienting. At a time when it’s necessary to make a number of important decisions, it can be incredibly useful to know your legal rights in the workplace.

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Meet CAC’s New Program Coordinator!

Chioma Onyekwere on September 1, 2016

My name is Chioma Onyekwere and I am excited to be the new Program Coordinator at Cancer and Careers! I recently graduated with my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.

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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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