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Online Event: Balancing Work & Cancer: How Employers Can Help

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM

Laura Mscisz
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According to the American Cancer Society, in 2018, in the United States, 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully, ACS data also indicates that the 5-year survival rate for those with cancer continues to climb and is currently around 69%.

Many of those diagnosed are in the workforce. As a result, more employers and coworkers are becoming a critical part of the support system for someone facing a diagnosis and treatment. For employers, these situations can be very challenging to manage.

Join us for this session focused on helping employers deal with a cancer diagnosis in the workplace. This presentation will explore the challenges faced by employees with cancer and the ways in which employers can support them. Among the topics discussed: privacy and disclosure; communication strategies; ideas for managing side effects on the job and how reasonable accommodations might help

Resources for this session will be provided by Cancer and Careers. As the definitive national authority on work and cancer, Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in the workplace. Their innovative programs for survivors and healthcare professionals provide the vital support, tools, and information needed by patients to navigate the practical and legal challenges that follow a diagnosis. Online, in print and in person, Cancer and Careers helps more than 525,000 individuals each year, across all 50 states.

This session will be hosted by Christine Brennan. Christine joined Cancer and Careers in 2014. As Director of Programs, she serves as Copy Chief for CAC’s vast array of print and digital publications, oversees the organization’s annual National and West Coast Conferences on Work & Cancer, manages CAC’s website — from operations to content — and SEO/SEM activities, and delivers presentations to diverse audiences around the country, including patients, survivors, HR professionals and employers. Recent presentations include Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Annual Conference, CHOC Children’s Hospital’s AYA Career and Resource Expo, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration’s Regional Conference and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Annual Contractor Employee Assistance Training.