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Resource Highlight: Cancer and Careers

06 June, 2023

Cancer, in the past, was often thought of as a disease of aging. For many people that’s still true, and their cancer diagnosis may come later in life. But for more and more people, a cancer diagnosis may come in their 20s, 30’s or 40’s, just as they are launching their careers or hitting their prime working years.

The founders of Cancer and Careers learned this when they realized some of their colleagues were working through a cancer diagnosis and treatment, often without saying anything to anyone at work.

According to the nonprofit’s history, founders noted, “The truth is, work doesn’t stop once you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. And once diagnosed, work can become even more important.”

In 2001 the organization was founded to provide guidance to workers on how to navigate the workplace after a cancer diagnosis. From work/life balance to talking with coworkers about a diagnosis to legal rights, Cancer and Careers is a one-stop-shop.

The organization also has resources for employers, coworkers and healthcare professionals.

If you’re a survivor and still in the workplace, this resource may be a great tool for you to take control and ensure your needs are being met.

Learn more at https://www.cancerandcareers.org/en.  

And here’s video from one of their many webinars on balancing work and cancer.

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