Jobs for people with cancer disabilites

Federal explains the various hiring options for people with disabilities. Individuals seeking appointments with the federal government must be proactive and begin networking with local agencies, contacting listed resources, and aggressively seeking out all available federal employment opportunities. The road to finding a jobduring or after cancer can be tough. So take advantage of the opportunities that are being offered by the government at

18 Responses to Jobs for people with cancer disabilites

  1. David Hayes ,Jr. January 11, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I need money to pay my Dr. bill (7500.00) for Leukemia(CLL) treatments I received in 2010 — any amount will be appreciated. David Hayes .Jr.

  2. Beverly Washington January 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m seek employment rather it be part time, or full time. The field that I have experience in is retail, customer service, warehouse,House keeping. Yet I am open minded to training programs. Need help to pay bills since I’ve ben unemployed since 05/02/10 and having cancer.

  3. Dianna Wright March 20, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    I am seeking employment to pay for my house and personal finances. I am a widow and have no means to pay my personal finances. I am open to any training. I have experience in office adminstration and managment but will be willing to train or work in any field to help meet my financial obligations and not lose my home as I have no where else to live. Thank you for any assistance that might be offered to me.

  4. admin March 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Hi Dianna, Where are you located (generally), and would you like me to publish some sort of way for people to contact you through this site ?

    One way to start on the process of getting the word out would be to create an account on LinkedIn



  5. Catherine March 28, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I have gone thru my battle with breast cancer and I’m now seeking a job to pay my past medical bills. I have 15 years of excellent experience in Human Resources as an Associate. I would like to submit my resume for possible options because I’m very out going and apart of several committees. I am a widow and sugglings trying to manage house payments, other bills, medication and stay on top of things. Whatever assistances that could be provided would be appreciated.

  6. admin March 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    Hi Catherine,

    Currently, this site is just being run by one person at this time, and there is no budget. It is a labor of love in the memory of Tonya Sue Carther who created this site, and as a free resource to people who have cancer, have had cancer in the past, or have a loved one that is grappling with the collateral problems that cancer causes (financial, emotional, psychological).

    If we had a budget to work with, I would be happy to consider your offer. 🙂

    I am mulling over ideas as to how to extend this site to me more dynamic and useful, as the information is a bit scattered and disorganized at this time. I have also build out a Bulletin Board (BBS), but have not had the time to populate it with subject matter and user interface structure. I could use help with that, as well as an overall re-organization of the site. If you have any web programming skills and feel like doing some volunteering, I would consider that.

    Also, any feedback of ideas for making the site more useful and functional, I am all ears.

    One thing I have been considering is having a job posting area on the site, where people such as yourselves can post availability. Privacy issues are an important factor to consider though, so I have not moved forward.

    Thank you for posting, I can be reached directly at: nak [at] scr4m [dot] com

  7. Marcella Pease March 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I am wonder if you know of any cancer support groups that actually help survivors find employment. I was employed by my employer for 10 years and was laid off the day I finished treatment due to “the economy” here it is 3 years later and I still cannot find a job

  8. admin March 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Marcella,

    I do not know of any at this time, but I have not really done much research on this particular subject. As I said in the previous replay to Catherine, I would be very open to the idea of using this site to help in this process, the privacy and geographic issues aside. Meaning where you live and where you are looking for a job. (regional, state, city)

    If we can use this site to help, I would try and figure out a way for it to happen.



  9. Brian May 21, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I have leukemia CML. I was on gleevec untill it stoped working. Now I am on Tasigna. I dont wont to eat on this pill. I have to force my food down. Its like I am full.
    My story starts adout 4 years ago. I had 10years in to a union job. I was 10 years in to a house payment and I just opened a skateboard shop for the kids in my town.
    Then bam.. Cancer hit me,, wife left when I got real weak. She split befor she found out I had cancer. She said I was fooled I lost my house, lost the sk8 shop. Even let go of the best job I have ever had.
    I moved to Alabama from cali. This is where my mom and dad retired to. I needed someone to help me. Thank you God for my family for without them I surly would of passed away.
    It took 3 years to get filling better. When I say filling better it dont meen I was well. Side eff of my pills kick my but.
    My gleevec pill quit working about a year ago and I went right back down hill again. I was putt on Tasigna. This chemotherapy pill has bad side eff. One of the side eff is lost of appetite. I lost 25p in the last 2 mouth.
    I could use someones prayers here because I am becoming sick again. I can prove eveything I wrote. I dont lie!!! Not about this cancer inside of me.
    Thing I need.
    A little love.
    Money is something thats needed. I fill if I had a little extra money I could get more help. I do get s.s. But its not much. I do beleave god in some way blessed me and told me to write this. Now this I dont know why?. I dont beleave in free money at all. I worked my butt off for everything I
    The sad parts about leaveing california.
    When u leave u cant aford to move back. I have no family there now.
    I had to leave my 2 bestfriends behind,,(my kids).. these kid where my life, now thay just think I am a run away dad. Thay really dont even talk to me anymore. That hurts. Thay just see my smiles and think I am fine. Heck I almost died again when my pill stoped working. I will alway love them anyway, even if thay never talk to me again.. Thanks for reading.
    Brian Gott

  10. admin May 22, 2011 at 3:23 am #

    Hi Brian,

    I am sorry to hear of your tough road. I read your comment and it broke my heart. Sending you prayers and good wishes. Someone must be looking out for you for you have to have made it this far. Have faith that things will work out. I hope your children find a way to open their hearts to you again.

    ~ Kit

  11. Mikhail Smirnov May 28, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Hi! My mane is Mike. I’m 49. Do not know how to start…April of 2009, every thing is started, went to the doc and being diagnose with 3-rd stage of lung cancer…surgery in June of 2009…7 mo. of chemotherapy and 1.5 mo. of radiation…almost 1 year cancer free…bum 4-th stage mass in to the brain, everything upside down…have no idea what to do, can’t work, can’t drive, can’t do anything…need some medications for pain, ceusers… can’t afforded…please, need help. Thank you very very much, with regards, Mike.

  12. admin May 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    Hi Mike,

    So sorry to hear of your situation, my heart goes out to you.

    You need to continue what you are doing, and reach out to others for help. The key here in finding support, people to talk to and figure out a strategy for you next steps, is to look around locally.

    Not to freak you out, but I can see by your IP address that you are somewhere in or around Munster, Indiana. There is a Cancer Support Facility that you should check out near you, called the Cancer Resource Centre – here is their website of programs: phone number 219-836-3349

    As I mentioned before in this post, you need to come up with a strategy that is going to take you through the next phase of this. A plan will help you lay out your options, and through that give you a chance at having hope. Why don’t you give those folks a call, and maybe you can arrange for a ride to the facility, or if nothing else, talk to them over the phone and they will certainly have numbers of local resources for you.

    There is another possible resource in your area, Methodist Hospitals

    Good Luck and God Speed !

    ~ Kit

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  15. Diana Salina July 8, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    I feel like God led me to this site. At the end of the day i read every bodies stories and very touched. I am a cancer patient in remission of oral e neck my journey has been incredible. For me i am 57 years old. April of 2010 i was diagnosed with stage 4 with only e journeya 25 % chance the drs did not know the end struggles were of loosing my career as a hairstylist of 34 years 95%of every person i knew walked out of my life.only my dad and a handful of people stayed in my life.i lived in my home 5 years and the person i was renting from i thought was a close friend.of27 yesrs, 3 dsys after getting out of the hospital, told me to get out of her condo. For two months in the hospital when i under went my surgery of 18 left jaw all lymph nodes and cheek muscle was removed.12 days in icu in a coma,my youngest son of 24 who was suppose to pay all my bills,decided to go on a massive shopping spree,thinking i was going to die. When i finally woke up in a reh

  16. irvin casey July 1, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    need part job am on disabillable but need more money

  17. irvin casey July 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    need part time job

  18. irvin casey July 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    will take donitons send to 691 south manfifed drive Scottsburg in also need part time job have cancer sad the way jobs due people with cancer stop people from not letting me have a job because I have cancer

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