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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:
Stage 3B non-small cell lung cancer
Employment Status:
employed full-time as a medical secretary
Age:
45
Type and Description of Treatments:
I have had 3 treatments with Carboplatin and VP16 then started 37 radiation treatments in conjuct...

How do you feel today?

Good physically but just a little tired. I have had some extreme tiredness lately.

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I was Diagnosed with:
DCIS
Employment Status:
Adminsitrative Assistant
Age:
48
Type and Description of Treatments:
2 lumpectomies, 30 sessions of radiation. Currently on Tamoxifen for next 5 years.

How do you feel today?

I feel great! I'm positive about my outlook and will do everything I can to remain healthy.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 3 Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
ployed
Age:
39
Type and Description of Treatments:
Lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation

How do you feel today?

I've finished chemo and have 2 surgeries behind me. I just have radiation to get through. I'm feeling positive that this is the final step, though my body is still feeling the effects of my chemo regimen. I was lucky that I was able to function fairly well, even when I was at my worst. My sense of taste has returned and I'm sporting a ...

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I was Diagnosed with:
Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Full time
Age:
43
Type and Description of Treatments:
I had 6 rounds of chemo and am now completing 28 radiation treatments. I had a bi-lateral mastec...

How do you feel today?

I feel awesome today. Meeting survivors and going through treatment with a sister that was diagnosed on the same day has made the process much easier than I had expected.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Invasive Tubulobular Carcinoma
Employment Status:
Full Time
Age:
41
Type and Description of Treatments:
Surgery 15 weeks AC 12 weeks taxol Radiation Hormonal treatment

How do you feel today?

Nearly three weeks after chemo, and I am feeling ok. I still tire easily. Radiation is the next big step, and I start that next week.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 3 Inoperable Lung Cancer
Employment Status:
Self - Employed
Age:
61
Type and Description of Treatments:
Aggressive chemo treatment: Cisplatin + Etoposide daily for 6 consecutive days, two weeks off, 6 ...

How do you feel today?

I feel generally well. I have some minor side effects from taking Prenidsone to reduce the inflamation caused by Radiation Pneumonitis.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Breast cancer stage II
Employment Status:
unemployed
Age:
60
Type and Description of Treatments:
2 surgeries, chemo, radiation, hormone therapy

How do you feel today?

still tired and nauseated from chemo

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