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New Publication: Balancing Remote Work & Cancer

Brian Morvant on February 17, 2022

Announcing our newest publication, available now in English and Spanish, to order in print or download digitally today!

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Holding Space for Your Emotions at Work

Rachel Becker, LMSW on January 31, 2022

To be human is to have emotions — no matter who you are. That said, for better or for worse, not all emotions are experienced equally in work settings. Fortunately, as discussed in a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, there are steps that can be taken to reframe how we think about crying at work and to move forward if/when it happens.

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CAC Reports on Working with Cancer During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on December 16, 2021

Cancer and Careers has partnered with Harris Poll and Wakefield Research to report on the work-related experiences of cancer patients and survivors.

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Independent Work During COVID-19

Brian Morvant on September 9, 2021

What are the pros and cons of independent work for cancer patients and survivors? And how do they relate to our current economy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

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A Preview of the 11th National Conference on Work & Cancer!

Maddy Meislin on June 21, 2021

This year’s 11th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer will be another engaging day filled with need-to-know information on the complexities of balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Join us!

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Spotlight: Chris-Tia Donaldson

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on February 17, 2021

Cancer and Careers looks at the career, life, and influence of Chris-Tia Donaldson, a CEO and cancer survivor.

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On the passing of Chadwick Boseman

Rebecca Nellis on August 31, 2020

Rebecca Nellis, Executive Director of Cancer and Careers, discusses the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, and the deeply personal decision of disclosure.

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Counteracting the Impact of "Chemo Brain" at Work

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 2, 2020

Even after the physical side effects from treatment have improved, many people can still be impacted by “invisible” side effects. Working with “chemo brain” can generally be stressful and frustrating and in a work setting, can possibly impact your job performance but accommodations might maintain (or improve) your efficiency at work.

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Overcoming a Lack of Self-Confidence on the Job

Maddy Meislin on January 21, 2020

It’s not uncommon for cancer patients and survivors to experience “Imposter Syndrome” on the job. Here are ways to counter that feeling.

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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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2019 West Coast Conference Review!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on November 11, 2019

Our 5th annual West Coast Conference was a huge success! For the first time we offered CART services and had an additional speaker presenting a new topic, “Setting Boundaries.” Here’s a short recap of the day.

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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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Making the Argument for Working Remotely

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW on August 26, 2019

When you have cancer, performing your job remotely can save you the time and energy you need to continue to be productive at work. Here’s how to approach your boss with the idea...

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2019 National Conference Recap

Maddy Meislin on July 22, 2019

Our 9th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer provided attendees with information, confidence, hope and truth. Read on...

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The 2019 National Conference Is Almost Here!

Maddy Meislin on June 3, 2019

Our free, daylong program will deliver essential information and valuable resources on balancing treatment and recovery with employment. Plus, we’re excited to announce some new elements!

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Tips to Help You Succeed When Returning to Work

Sissy Silva on May 28, 2019

For those in treatment or managing resulting side effects, it’s important to remember that being a survivor is work in and of itself. So when it comes to employment, you’ll want to determine what the right balance is for successfully managing your job and caring for yourself.

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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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The 2019 Midwest Conference — Happening This Month!

Nicole Franklin, MPH on March 12, 2019

On Friday, March 29, 2019, Cancer and Careers will host its 6th annual Midwest Conference on Work & Cancer, at Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, in Chicago!

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