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This webinar will provide information to help patients think through disclosing their diagnosis, protecting their privacy and managing their online brand. Topics discussed will include:
- Deciding whether to work or take time off
- Accessing rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Online brand management, including thinking through disclosure on social media
- Managing privacy at work and in an online setting
From Triage Cancer. “Chemo brain,” is a term used to describe the cognitive changes that may come with cancer treatment, including memory challenges and trouble focusing. This webinar will review the latest research on chemo brain, and provide practical tips to address chemo brain in your daily life. We will also describe practical ways to use legal protections such as reasonable accommodations to help you deal with chemo brain at work and at school.
Flex Zone Fitness Breast Cancer 5k, is a charity/ fundraiser event that will be held in Downtown Portsmouth. The race will start at the Portsmouth Pavillion, Sept. 30th, 2017 at 8:30 AM. Proceeds will go to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. Flex Zone Fitness goals for this 5k run are to bring awareness to breast cancer, and provide the Tidewater area an opportunity to enjoy a nice outdoor scenery, while receiving a great workout.
Once you have decided to work through treatment, it’s important to create a plan and think through the various steps that you can take to make the process as smooth as possible. During this webinar we will discuss how to do this, covering topics that include:
- What and whom to tell when disclosing a cancer diagnosis in the workplace
- Workplace laws that protect patients at both the federal and state levels and how to use them
- How to arrange reasonable accommodations in the workplace under the ADA
- Practical strategies to manage treatment side effects and modify their schedule in the workplace
From Triage Cancer. There are three main ways to get health insurance: through an employer, by buying a policy directly from an insurance company, or through a governmental plan (i.e., Medicare, Medicaid, etc.). Regardless of how you get your health insurance, you may have choices. Open enrollment comes up once a year and allows you to make changes to your coverage or to pick a new plan. This webinar will cover the key things to look for when comparing plans and how to choose a plan that works for you.
From Triage Cancer. The holiday hustle and bustle can be overwhelming and exhausting for any one. As a cancer survivor currently in treatment or still managing long term effects, or a caregiver for someone coping with cancer, this time of year amps up the complexity of self care. Social gatherings, endless to do lists, never-ending joy and the expectation to do it all are often in stark contrast to the reality of treatment schedules, test results and the uncertainty of tomorrow. During this webinar, take a break with us and some time to reflect on your priorities for the holiday season, the values that guide you through this time and the opportunities that provide the most fulfillment and true joy. Being mindful of how you prepare for a busy social calendar or protect yourself from particularly tender moments may help you not only find your way through the frenzy, but care for yourself along the way.
Changes in the body are common during and after cancer treatments and, understandably, may impact body image and self-confidence. For survivors who are either working through treatment or returning to work, knowing how to recognize negative body image and manage the feelings that accompany it can help reduce on-the-job anxiety, improve performance, and increase the ability to succeed professionally after cancer. In this webinar we will discuss:
- How body image may be impacted by cancer and the effect of body changes at work
- Practical tips and resources for understanding the feelings that may accompany unexpected changes in your body
- Techniques to maintain or increase self-confidence while working or when returning to work