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How to Bounce Back Following a Professional Mistake

Chrissy Brennan on March 25, 2019

Making a mistake on the job — or when applying for one — is not uncommon. What’s important is knowing how to recover.

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Useful Employment Trends for Survivors in 2019

Sissy Silva on February 11, 2019

New year, new employment trends — some of which might be welcome news for cancer patients and survivors looking to work during or post-treatment. Read on!

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Productivity and the “New Normal” During & After Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 21, 2017

The side effects of treatment — including chemo brain — sometimes require survivors make changes to their work habits so they can continue doing their job at the best possible level. A recent New York Times article provides some excellent tips to keep in mind when integrating new work habits into your routine.

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Chemo Brain: It’s Not Just in Your Head

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on July 17, 2017

Finally, a scientific basis has been discovered for chemo brain.

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How to Deal with Workplace Distractions

Chrissy Brennan on December 5, 2016

These days, when there’s so much emphasis on staying connected through social media, and the “bullpen” office layout is becoming the norm, it’s no surprise that the inability to stay focused at work is on the rise.

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To-Do or Not To-Do? How Creating Lists Can Help Your Brain.

Rachel Becker, LMSW on October 31, 2016

To-do lists can be key to helping survivors with “chemo brain” stay on track. And according to a recent article in Fast Company, the act of creating and cultivating a to-do list, regardless of whether or not you ultimately check items off that list, can be beneficial. Here’s how!

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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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When Looking for a Job, Don’t Forget the Common Sense

Chrissy Brennan on May 17, 2016

Job-hunting is a multi-step process. Because it’s so involved — and can often take longer than we want — sometimes common sense gets lost in the shuffle.

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Increase in Remote Workforce Is Promising News for Working People with Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on November 16, 2015

A recent study revealed that the number of people telecommuting has increased significantly over the past 10 years, and that’s promising news for working people with cancer.

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Getting Organized with the “Bullet Journal”

Kelsey Fenton on September 1, 2015

When managing work and cancer, there’s a lot of information and thoughts you need to keep track of — a task that can be especially difficult when dealing with treatment side effects such as chemo brain.

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Brain Exercises to Treat Chemo Brain

Sarah Goodell on August 21, 2014

Did you know that up to 60% of cancer patients undergoing treatment can experience chemo brain at some point? The good news is that more oncologists are recognizing chemo brain and developing treatments and recommending brain exercises to lessen the impact of this side effect.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Energy & Productivity at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 4, 2014

Fatigue is a common side effect both during and after treatment, and coping with symptoms during working hours can often feel like an uphill battle. However, a little knowledge can go a long way in helping you to manage low-energy and maintain productivity on the job.

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Create a "Done" List to Manage Chemo Brain

Kelsey Fenton on July 17, 2014

posted in Chemo Brain

Whether you’re at the office, conducting a job search, or managing doctor’s appointments and medical bills, it’s hard to fight the effects of chemo brain. Creating a "done" list can help alleviate stress from a long "to-do" list.

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Increasing Productivity at Work by Simplifying

Sarah Goodell on July 1, 2014

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal looked at how small changes in your work routine can improve productivity. Many of these tips are useful for cancer survivors returning to work, particularly those experiencing chemo brain.

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Managing Stress while Working Through Cancer

Kelsey Fenton on March 4, 2014

Deciding whether to continue working during and/or after cancer treatment is difficult. The thought of managing the stress of your job and battling cancer can feel overwhelming, but your career is important for many reasons, including your financial stability and personal identity.

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Chemo Brain & Work

Amy Coleman on November 7, 2013

Survivors often cite chemo brain as one of their toughest challenges once they return to work during or after treatment. The NYT recently shared a personal account of living with cognitive side effects of chemo. Read on to learn how to manage the effects of chemo brain at work.

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Ask the Experts Teleconference Tackles Side Effects at Work

Eva LaManna on August 5, 2013

During July's Ask The Experts teleconference a number of questions came up regarding how to handle treatment side effects at work. Take a look at what our panel of experts had to say.

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How-To Video Series Complete!

Amy Coleman on May 13, 2013

We're thrilled to announce the completion of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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How To Maintain Focus at Work - Animated Video Series Debut

Amy Coleman on March 14, 2013

We're thrilled to announce the premier of How to Maintain Focus at Work, the first of our How-To video series made possible through a generous grant from the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund!

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Slowing Down Can Increase Productivity

Eva LaManna on April 12, 2012

How avoiding multitasking and doing one thing at a time can actually help you accomplish more.

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