Be the Boss Over Cancer

April 8, 2015
Be the Boss Over Cancer: education, support, information

Hello! I’m Kelsey Fenton, Associate Manager of Programs at Cancer and Careers, a national non-profit organization that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, and a long-time partner of CSC.

Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, you might be overwhelmed not only with treatment decisions, finding support and financial stress (in which CSC provides a number of great resources) but also employment challenges. Whether you are deciding if you should take time off for treatment, are looking for work after treatment or trying to figure out how to manage working through treatment, there is a lot of information that you need to gather – from various sources.

At Cancer and Careers, we provide a variety of programs and information in person, print and online to help you gather such information and navigate the practical and legal challenges of balancing work and cancer.

Our signature event is the National Conference on Work & Cancer. This year, the conference will be held June 12 in New York City and covers topics such as job search, online reputation management, health insurance, flexible work options and more! We encourage cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals and employers to attend. If you’re not in NYC, we offer travel scholarships (applications open until 4/15)!  More information about the conference, travel scholarships and registration can be found on our website, at

If you can’t join us in NYC, visit our website to learn more about our nationwide events, to sign up for one of our webinars or to order a copy of one of our free publications, including our new, 4th Edition Living & Working with Cancer Workbook.

And always feel free to email us at with any questions about our programs or balancing work and cancer. Together, we will help you be the boss over cancer!