Going Back to Work or School

If you are planning to go back to work or school after a cancer diagnosis or have just returned, you may find it’s not as simple as clocking in. Learn how to cope with fatigue and brain fog and hear how others have navigated returning to previous responsibilities with a new mindset. 


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Podcast - Going Back to School After a Cancer Experience

Halfway through her master's degree abroad, Rachele Chaar was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and had to put school on hold as she moved back home to start treatment. After achieving remission status following two years of treatment, Rachele was ready to go back to school and finish her degree. Despite the challenging journey back into an academic setting, she found ways to navigate&nb...

Podcast - Going Back to Work After Cancer Treatment

Marke Dally was diagnosed with AML in late January of 2016 with not the best of odds. He took the news on the chin with a "don't quit" attitude and quickly embraced the idea of beating this disease with an amazing team of health care professionals, and unwavering friends and family. Marke saw his grave news quickly turn into "go, and have a good life" in June of 2016.
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Podcast - Returning to Work - Expert Tips and Resources

Maureen Parkinson is the provincial vocational rehabilitation counsellor at the B.C. Cancer Agency.  She is the co-lead (with Dr. Christine Maheu, McGill University) and content lead for www.cancerandwork.ca which is a website to guide cancer survivors with returning, remaining and finding work. She created Cancer and Returning to Work: A Practical Guide for Cancer Patients and return to work and job search...