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A recent study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that having flexible work conditions can lead employees to feel healthier in addition to feeling less crazed. Specifically, a blog on TIME.com states that more flexibility in work schedules is associated with improvements in alertness, sleep quality, tiredness, heart rate and

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Whether or not to disclose your cancer to your employer often depends on the situation. Prognosis, extent of treatment, and accommodations needed are just a few things to consider. However, do things change at all if you're in a high ranking position?

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From the beignets and café au lait at Café Du Monde to the sweet potato fries at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, New Orleans was a welcoming host of this year's APOS conference.

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There are some drawbacks to working. It would be nice to hang out at a health spa for the duration of treatment, but that doesn’t happen. As a 26 year-old woman I had to work through my illness. I needed insurance and money for continued care. I had to work through guilt that I wasn’t doing enough work for my projects. Someone eventually told me to

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For many patients the most accessible and trusted source of information is a healthcare provider, who is often unprepared to answer questions about working through treatment. Patients who are not offered information on managing work issues associated with their cancer are four times more likely to report that their work life has suffered because of

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"The ultimate goal is for you to have your life so organized that you can deal with cancer treatment almost on autopilot." Wouldn't that be great? Everyone's cancer experience is different, to be sure, but there are some key parts of your life that if you organize them right, it will make your life a lot simpler. And fitting your job into all of it

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On Tuesday night, a fabulous group of young beauty industry executives got together at Kenneth Cole's boutique in Grand Central Station (right around the corner from CAC's office!) to network, shop and support a great cause -- 20% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Cancer and Careers.

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I had cancer field trips where I took people from work with me to chemo and radiation treatments. They’ve seen me be aligned for radiation and watched me be connected through my portacath to a chemo infusion. I spared no details and told them what everything felt like.

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For me, it was easy to be open about my cancer diagnosis with co-workers. The news spread like a brush fire around the office until my boss caught wind of it. Greg, my functional leader, was great. He set up a meeting with HR so that I knew what to do when it was time to go on medical leave for surgery. I was told not to worry about my job, and

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“Are you back to work yet?” is probably my third most asked question about cancer. The first being, “How are you feeling” and second, “What kind?” The answer to the first one is that I feel okay…Sometimes I am a little tired but that’s normal under the circumstances. The second is Angiosarcoma, which is a very rare vascular cancer that effects

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According to Planet Cancer, CAC is " A great resource for working women with cancer, their employers, co-workers and caregivers.

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Wife. Mother. Beauty Industry Professional. Breast Cancer Survivor. Hear in her own words how Cancer and Careers helped her balance life, work and treatment.

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The annual Cancer and Careers/CEW Foundation Beauty of Giving luncheon was held last week at the Waldorf=Astoria in NYC. The luncheon honored Leslie Blodgett, CEO of Bare Escentuals for her extraordinary achievement in uniting business with philanthropy.

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Cancer and Careers would like to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is about two things: giving thanks and eating. So I thought I would share one of the recipes from our Nutrition On The Go Guide that is specially formulated for cancer patients and survivors. It makes a great side dish!

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This week various members of the Cancer and Careers team are traveling all over the US for great conferences and seminars.

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Today only, when you visit Beauty.com, click on the special "Shop & Support" link, and spend $50 or more they will donate $5 to Cancer and Careers! And through tomorrow more than thirty Beauty.com brands will continue to donate a portion of proceeds of sales to CAC.

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Trying to work as you battle your way through "chemo brain?" In a new book, Your Brain After Chemo (Da Capo Press, 2009) Journalist Idelle Davidson (a former breast cancer patient who fought chemo brain herself) and UCLA physician researcher Dan Silverman, MD, PhD, present a readable, intriguing blend of scientific updates on what's behind "chemo

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Are you an oncology nurse, social worker or patient navigator? Do your patients ask for guidance on working through treatment? Do you wish you had better answers?

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Cancer and Careers is thrilled to be the beneficiary of PinkFest, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support women as they face the challenges of fighting cancer. PinkFest 2009 features music by The Vowels, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan and Christine Martucci Band. Plus free drinks, auctions and raffles all night long.

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We were excited to hear about The American Cancer Society's recently released cookbook What To Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope because we know how challenging maintaining good nutrition can be during treatment. We particularly love that the editors arranged the recipes by symptoms that might

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