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Cathy Bradley, PhD, is leading a study to help spouses of cancer patients talk to employers about health insurance, paid leave, and more.
Cancer and its treatment can have severe side effects that can affect employment.
What may be good for business is bad for patient care — and certainly disquieting for those whose health care providers simply disappear.
Your résumé has to reflect your skills and talents and give your networking partners something to share and use to promote you.
We can find our love and support through social media, but the people in our cancer network aren’t the only ones seeing what we share.
The networking service is full of people who know people who you may want to work with.
Identify and leverage your skills for your career after cancer.
Volunteering can allow you to stretch and practice new skills in a safe environment, and is a good way to fill in any gaps on your résumé.
For us who have already lost so much during this life-changing diagnosis, this can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Be kind to yourself and do not expect yourself to be exactly what you were before — your brain and body have been through a lot.
Don’t worry if you feel you’re faking it until you make it; cancer and its treatments are detrimental to our confidence.
Our lives took a hard right to the land of doctors and follow-ups and fears, but we do not have to live there forever.
I’m proud of it despite it not being “100 percent corporate level” because that is not me — I am more laid back and personable and just ME.
People will show up when you need them to. They will support the decisions you need to make. If they don’t, talk to the HR department—STAT...
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