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Young Women Learn to Strike a Balance Between Breast Cancer and Careers
Date:2/24/2009

- Against Backdrop of JAMA Report on Post-Diagnosis Joblessness, Legal and Medical Experts Share Real-Life Solutions for Working Through Cancer -

DALLAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer and Careers, along with its founding partner Roche, has joined forces with Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) to present their educational workshop, "Managing Cancer and Careers," at the 9th Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer.

This marks the first time the popular program - successfully introduced to hundreds of cancer survivors and caregivers last year as the "Balancing Cancer and Careers" seminar in several cities across the United States - will be offered at a national advocacy conference. The Managing Cancer and Careers Workshop will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 27 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Conference registration is required.

"Many young people not only want to - but need to - return to work following a cancer diagnosis or treatment, especially in today's economic climate," said Carlotta Jacobson, former beauty editor of Harper's Bazaar and current president of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), who founded Cancer and Careers when she learned that five CEW board members were diagnosed with cancer and struggled to find resources to help them balance their careers while undergoing treatment. "These women not only need the income and insurance, but also benefit from the sense of normalcy their jobs provide. This workshop offers real-life solutions that will help young career women continue to work successfully through breast cancer."

An analysis of previous studies published in the Feb. 18 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association showed that cancer survivors in the United States and Europe have a significantly
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