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Defining Your Own Experience

Rebecca Nellis on September 18, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the importance of defining your own experience, and offers possible responses when others speak in ways that may be uncomfortable for you.

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Using Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During COVID-19

Nicole Franklin, MPH on May 18, 2020

When stressful thoughts start to arise and take over, focusing on your mindset, centering yourself and practicing mindfulness techniques can be extremely helpful. Here are key takeaways that can help reinforce our mental and emotional fortitude during challenging times.

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Work & Stress — What You Need to Know

Sissy Silva on January 7, 2019

For many of us, work provides a sense of purpose and identity. But it can also be a source of stress and anxiety. For cancer patients and survivors, this juxtaposition can be even more profound. Read on for more about stress at work and ways to combat it.

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Tips for Surviving, and Thriving, at Work

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on September 4, 2018

A lot of patients seek Cancer and Careers’ advice on evaluating whether they can keep working. Our Manager of Programs Nicole Franklin, MPH, discusses ways to not only manage your job, but to succeed at it.

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2018 Midwest Conference Countdown

Nicole Franklin, MPH on February 26, 2018

With less than a month to go, the countdown to our 5th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer has begun! On Friday, March 23, 2018 we’ll be returning to Chicago to host this free, full day event which focuses on the challenges working people face when balancing a cancer diagnosis with employment.

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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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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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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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Open Letter to Ask Amy

Rebecca Nellis on March 17, 2016

Dear Amy, I am writing to you from Cancer and Careers, a 15-year-old national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients and survivors navigate the issues related to work and cancer, in response to a recent Ask Amy post you published regarding a question from “Recovering” about his/her skin cancer scar.

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Addressing the Financial Burdens of Survivorship

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on January 25, 2016

Cancer survival rates have been steadily increasing over the last few decades thanks to improvements in research and treatment. While this, of course, is fantastic news it also brings about new complexities associated with surviving cancer.

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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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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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Meet CAC’s Newest Team Member

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on October 12, 2015

My name is Nicole Shaffer and I’m thrilled to be the new Manager of Programs at Cancer and Careers. The work CAC is doing holds a special place in my heart.

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