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Posted on: Aug 22, 2018 04:40PM

Lumpie wrote:

Many of us have encountered workplace "challenges" while confronting breast cancer. There are a number of threads on BC.org which discuss related topics. I thought it might be nice to have a thread that seeks to share press coverage of these issues on an ongoing basis. Links to "self help" resources may also be valuable. While threads aren't a structured research tool, ideally this could serve as a resource for those interested in the topic or trying to do enough research to gain a basic understanding of how workplace rights and responsibilities may apply to them… at least enough to identify relevant issues, frame a discussion and advocate for oneself. Please share resources that you have found useful. "Lessons learned" may be helpful, too. Thanks!

PS: BC.org offers a "Breast Cancer and Your Job" page here: https://www.breastcancer.org/tips/your_job


"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride." Dx 2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 21, 2020 02:34PM Lumpie wrote:

Some may find this briefing on air carrier accommodations, The Air Carrier Access Act of 1986 (ACAA), helpful:

http://rtcil.drupal.ku.edu/sites/rtcil.drupal.ku.edu/files/docs/Air%20Carrier%20Access%20Act%20ACAA%20fact%20sheet.pdf


"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride." Dx 2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Jan 21, 2020 02:46PM Lumpie wrote:

DOT Seeks Input on an Accessible Automated Vehicle Challenge

The U.S. Department of Transportation is requesting input on a proposed inclusive design challenge related to the accessibility of automated vehicles (AVs). The challenge will seek solutions to obstacles faced by individuals with physical, sensory, and/or cognitive disabilities who may ride in or operate AVs. Comments must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/01/07/2020-00009/request-for-information-rfi-for-the-inclusive-design-challenge

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride." Dx 2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Feb 18, 2020 02:18PM Lumpie wrote:

It's Time To Explore The Unique And Conflicting Narratives Of Disability Issues

In at least one way, disability issues are the same as any other issue. Facts and details are important, but they don't explain the full range of debated approaches and priorities. Powerful narratives are also involved … some truthful and drawn from genuine, lived experience of disability, others dishonest or based on fear and prejudice.

The increased prominence of disability issues in the 2020 Election campaign makes understanding these narratives more important than ever.

Here are four disability issues that are getting some attention right now, along with suggestions about the competing disability narratives that lie underneath the facts, assertions, and arguments of each one.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewpulrang/2020/01...

{Includes links to presidential campaign info on positions on disability.}
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride." Dx 2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Feb 21, 2020 12:03AM Lumpie wrote:

Agnes Dumas, PhD, on the Impact of Breast Cancer Treatment on Employment Two years post-diagnosis, 21% of patients had not returned to work, study shows

The adverse effects of breast cancer treatment are known to often prevent patients from going back to work -- leading to negative economic as well as psychological consequences. French researchers recently analyzed a prospective cohort of more than 1,800 patients with stages I-III breast cancer who were employed prior to their diagnosis, showing that 2 years after diagnosis, 21% had not returned to work. The odds of not returning were significantly increased among those treated with combinations of chemotherapy and trastuzumab, and other significant factors included arm morbidity and depression.

This is an important study not just for physicians but also for society as a whole, which identifies the vulnerable members in hopes of changing policies to better support them through different strategies.

{Two Medpage articles:}

https://www.medpagetoday.com/reading-room/asco/bre...

https://www.medpagetoday.com/reading-room/asco/bre...

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride." Dx 2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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May 29, 2020 07:35PM - edited May 29, 2020 07:36PM by Lumpie

Vote by Mail Is One of Many Ways To Ensure the Disability Community Is Included in the Next Election

"For people with compromised immune systems, vote by mail means not having to risk getting sick.

"...voters' health should remain the top priority for states as the nation continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Policymakers must do everything in their power to provide voters with a healthy environment in which to cast a ballot.

"If proper health precautions are not taken, in-person voting can be incredibly harmful to communities—and particularly dangerous for disabled individuals.

"Making sure disabled voters are able to cast a ballot freely, fairly, and safely should be of the utmost importance for lawmakers."

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/disability/news/2020/05/19/485218/vote-mail-one-many-ways-ensure-disability-community-included-next-election/

{Not about work, but timely and relevant to upcoming US elections.}

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." "If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad." "Buy the ticket, take the ride." Dx 2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/14/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/14/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Dx 2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to liver, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Surgery Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast

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