A cancer diagnosis in the C-suite

Cancer affects all people-young and old, male and female, all races, religions and creeds. So, it comes as no surprise that some U.S. executives at the helm of major organizations have been diagnosed and treated for cancer while managing their careers. The Wall Street Journal’s Joann Lublin explores this unique situation in her latest column “What Happens When the Boss Has Cancer.”

Our very own Kim Thiboldeaux spoke to Joann and shared insights gleaned at the Cancer Support Community regarding senior executives and a cancer diagnosis. As with anyone diagnosed with cancer, especially when undergoing treatment, the navigation of daily life can be made more difficult with doctor’s appointments, treatments, emotional concerns and side effects. Joann explores the impact of a cancer diagnosis at the executive level.

The CSC has programming that can be of help to those who have received a cancer diagnosis, including our Open to OptionsTM program designed to help people with cancer make treatment decisions that work for them and our Cancer Support Helpline 888-793-9355, a toll-free hotline staffed by cancer counselors to answer any questions a person with cancer may have regarding a diagnosis, treatment and life after cancer.

We also recommend the following resources for those looking to learn more about cancer and the workplace: Cancer and Careers  and Cancer Legal Resource Center.


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