Friday, November 9, 2018

November 2018 Chat : Cancer and Careers

Updated 11/14/18
Over the past five years we have covered many different topics, but one area we have not touched upon is Cancer and Careers. We hope you will join the #gyncsm community on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9pmET (8pmCT, 6pmPT) for this important topic.

Here are our topic questions for the chat.
T1: Did you work during treatment? What brought you to the decision to work or not work?
Providers - Do you have a sense of what percentage of your patients work during treatment? Do you discuss this with patients?

T2: If you were working when you or your loved one were diagnosed, how much information did you share with your employer? 
What are some guidelines when making decisions about how much to share and when?

T3: What issues did you have if you worked during treatment? 
Are there laws to protect cancer survivors and patients in the workplace during and after treatment? How do you ask for accommodations due to your diagnosis? 

T4:What do those unable to work due to their cancer diagnosis need to know about state and federal disability laws? What are some resources in this area?
What did you find helpful?

T5: After a cancer diagnosis, how do you handle applying for a new job? What are some guidelines for if, when and how much to disclose?
What has been your experience?

The website Cancer and Careers includes helpful information on a number of these topics.

We look forward to having you join us on Wednesday November 14th!

See you then,

Dee and Christina

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