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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:
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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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage I Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
desperately seeking full time employment/working part time
Age:
49
Type and Description of Treatments:
5 months of dose dense chemo, 2months of Adriamyacin/Cytoxin administered every two weeks, 3 mont...

How do you feel today?

Physically, I feel fine. I always felt fine except during treatment. I mean, I had no symptoms from the cancer…worked out, ate right, took really good care of myself. I was the healthy one in my family. Ha. Emotionally, I have baggage…I vacillate between “Gee, I just feel so lucky to be alive” to “I know it’s just a matter of time unti...

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