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Program for Healthcare Pros

Rebecca Nellis on February 18, 2010

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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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O is for Organize

Alice McKenney on February 16, 2010

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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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CEW's Young Executives and Kenneth Cole come together to support CAC

Devon Slauenwhite on February 11, 2010

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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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Tracey: Workplace as Support Place

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on February 8, 2010

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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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Tracey: Sharing the News

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on February 1, 2010

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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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Tracey: Back to Work

Cancer and Careers Guest Blogger on January 28, 2010

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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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Thanks, Planet Cancer!

Kate Sweeney on January 13, 2010

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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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Meet Kristen

Rebecca Nellis on January 7, 2010

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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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Beauty of Giving luncheon

Alice McKenney on December 23, 2009

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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Happy Thanksgiving from Cancer and Careers

Alice McKenney on November 24, 2009

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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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Busy travel week for CAC

Alice McKenney on November 10, 2009

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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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Last chance to shop for CAC!

Devon Slauenwhite on October 30, 2009

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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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Help for Chemo Brain -- New Book Offers Ways to Cope with the Fog

Cancer and Careers Staff on October 21, 2009

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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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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Rebecca Nellis on October 19, 2009

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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In the New York area? Come Rock For A Cause!

Devon Slauenwhite on October 12, 2009

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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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Balancing Nutrition and Cancer

Rebecca Nellis on October 7, 2009

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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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Take a Stand on Healthcare

Kate Sweeney on October 6, 2009

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Now's your chance to tell congress that losing their insurance is the last thing that people with cancer should have to worry about. No matter what side of the healthcare debate you're on, we can all agree that:

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CAC shines during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Alice McKenney on September 29, 2009

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We are thrilled to announce that Cancer and Careers has a presence in not one, not two, but THREE popular magazines this October!

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff Part 3!

Rebecca Nellis on September 1, 2009

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I'm Rebecca Nellis, Director of Programs.

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Meet the Cancer and Careers Staff, Part 4!

Kate Sweeney on September 1, 2009

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Hi I'm Kate Sweeney, I’m the Executive Director of the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation. I was CAC’s first and only employee when we launched our website in 2001. These days, I spend my time being very grateful to have such a talented staff, and overseeing all of the Cancer and

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