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CAC Weighs In on USA Today: Thinking Through Disclosure During COVID-19

Maddy Meislin on August 6, 2020

CAC weighs in on a USA Today conversation with a human resources expert, answering a question posted by a cancer survivor regarding disclosure and returning to work during COVID-19.

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Staying Focused During Quarantine

Brian Morvant on May 6, 2020

Remember that these are radical times and it is okay to struggle to adapt.

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The Importance of Self-Care at Work

Sissy Silva on December 9, 2019

Self-care is crucial for our physical, emotional and mental well-being. In a work context, it can improve productivity and overall performance. Therefore, it is extremely important, especially for working survivors, to make self-care on the job a priority.

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The Importance of Giving Yourself a Mental Break

Nicole Franklin, MPH on September 30, 2019

Information overload is a common challenge for most people, so we should all take steps to create more physical and mental space for ourselves — especially after a cancer diagnosis.

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Stressed Out at Work? Asking Yourself a Few Questions Can Help.

Maddy Meislin on October 16, 2017

According to The Job Network, the best way to manage on-the-job stress is to confront it head-on by asking yourself a series of questions. Read on to find out what they are...

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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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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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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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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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Don't Let Cancer Stop You

Maddy Meislin on July 13, 2015

Facing a cancer diagnosis can cause stress that leads you to give up some of your normal routines and activities you love. For many of us, our identity is rooted in our work and our interests. Your doctor can help you establish a treatment plan that enables you to continue engaging in those activities.

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First CAC Tweetchat!

Sarah Goodell on June 18, 2015

We hosted our first ever Tweetchat on addressing cancer at work on Tuesday, June 16th 2015! The chat was co-moderated by Flexjobs and 90 participants joined us over the course of the chat and the days leading up to it to discuss the nuances of working during and after treatment.

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Asking for A Flexible Schedule

Sarah Goodell on December 4, 2014

The Muse recently wrote a great post titled A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Any Work Schedule You Want, with some super relevant information for patients/survivors who need modified work schedules based on treatment and side-effects. Read on for tips on how to talk to your boss about getting a more flexible schedule!

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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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Sports Figures Working (& Playing) Through Cancer

Rachel Becker, LMSW on August 11, 2014

Recently, the newswires have displayed an uptick in stories about sports figures working through cancer. The take away? That athletes face the same work-related challenges as patients and survivors with less-public lives.

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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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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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Ask the Experts 2014 Registration Open!

Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2014

This free teleconference will cover the practical and legal challenges that patients and survivors face navigating work and a diagnosis, followed by a Q&A session. Register today!

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