Be the Boss Over Cancer

Cancer and Careers is collecting snapshots of the cancer experience by asking working people with cancer at all phases of their treatment and recovery to answer the same series of questions about their outlook, their work experience and advice they would give others. We invite you to read their stories and share your own.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Ductul Carcinoma insitu
Employment Status:
fulltime
Age:
51
Type and Description of Treatments:
Chemotherapy and radiation plus 5 years of tamoxifen

How do you feel today?

Wonderful

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I was Diagnosed with:
melanoma
Employment Status:
formed company that I am now President and Co-Founder of
Age:
58
Type and Description of Treatments:
1.) excision of the melanoma and sentinel node biopsy 2.) 5 week daily radiation treatment 3.) 5 ...

How do you feel today?

I feel terrific! Except for weight gain of about 20 pounds from where I was before cancer, I feel wonderful. The pounds will come off eventually, that I know. I started treatment about the same time I started menopause, so that was bothersome (was it the treatment giving the flashes, or was it the treatments??)and confusing. All sympto...

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I was Diagnosed with:
Aggressive non-hormonal breast cancer both times
Employment Status:
Full time
Age:
35
Type and Description of Treatments:
I had a lumpectomy on my right breast. I had 3 types of chemo the first time around in 2002. One ...

How do you feel today?

I feel pretty good. I am thankful to God for getting me through this. I still have my bad days, but not too bad. I am still a little fatigued, but nothing I can not deal with.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Currently self-employed
:
Type and Description of Treatments:
6 treatments 3 chemicals;Bilateral mastectomy;6 more chemo with 3 chemicals;radiation;Femara;Fasl...

How do you feel today?

I feel great! Even though I am taking Xeloda, one week on and one week off, I am doing well. My feet are burning just a bit, but since today was my first day off again, within a few days, I will be fine. I am presently going through lymphadema therapy and have a huge compression bandage on my arm, but it is only for 2 weeks, so I'll ge...

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