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Triage Cancer Resources on Employment

Triage Cancer Chart of State Laws Related to Employment

Triage Cancer Educational Blog

For information about employment issues and laws that may be relevant to you and your community, visit our blog on these topics.

Chart of State Laws: Employment & Disability Insurance

Quick Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Quick Guide to “Chemo Brain”

Quick Guide to Disability Insurance

Quick Guide to Disclosure, Privacy, & Medical Certification Forms

Quick Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Extended Quick Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Quick Guide to How the FMLA Works with Other Benefits

Quick Guide to Reasonable Accommodations

Checklist: Reasonable Accommodations 

Webinar on Disclosure, Privacy, and Online Brand ~ Hosted by Cancer and Careers

Other Employment Resources

Department of Labor Model Medical Certification Form – Employee’s Own Serious Medical Condition

Department of Labor Model Medical Certification Form – Family Member’s Serious Health Condition

Job Search Resources

Cancer and Careers is a national non-profit that empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools, and educational events.  They have several resources that can be very useful for individuals looking for work.

Flexjobs.com is a paid service designed to help job seekers find legitimate flexible jobs (e.g., part-time, telecommuting, etc.).

Research on Work and Cancer

Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told
An initiative by Pfizer in partnership with advocates, patients and healthcare professionals that aims to elevate public understanding of metastatic breast cancer, dispel misconceptions, combat stigma and expand the breast cancer conversation to be more inclusive of metastatic breast cancer.

Institute of Medicine Report (2005): From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition
Identified key elements that should be included in a survivorship care plan, including psychsocial and vocational needs.

Institute of Medicine Report (2008): Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs
Highlights the fact that while cancer care is advancing, it often fails to address the psychological and social (psychosocial) problems associated with the illness.  Failing to address these issues causes additional suffering, weaken adherence to prescribed treatments, and threaten patients’ return to health. Some of the psychosocial issues it highlighted include disruptions in work, school, and family life.