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:
Infiltration Ductal Carcinoma
Employment Status:
employed
Gender/Age:
Female/42
Type and Description of Treatments:
surgery, chemo, radiation

How do you feel today?

I feel good

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I was Diagnosed with:
intermediate grade invasive ductal carcinoma
Employment Status:
full-time
Gender/Age:
Female/42
Type and Description of Treatments:
Found at exam 3/8; biopsied 3/9/12. Given diagnosis 3/16. Lumpectomy done 4/4 with 6 lymph nodes...

How do you feel today?

Anxious regarding chemo, but want to just do it and be done. Worried about kids 13,10.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Male/43
Type and Description of Treatments:
Eight cycles of ABVD followed by 21 days of head and neck radiation.

How do you feel today?

Tired and concerned.

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I was Diagnosed with:
AML
Employment Status:
starting soon
Gender/Age:
Male/52
Type and Description of Treatments:
Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and a stem cell transplant, I am post transplant by 180 days approximatel...

How do you feel today?

Fantastic. I have swollen feet and ankles but my blood work and chemistry are OK per the doc/team as of my last visit to them. No liver, heart, respiratory or skin issues.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Non small cell carcinoma . Stage four inoperable
Employment Status:
Working
Gender/Age:
Male/45
Type and Description of Treatments:
60 straight days of radiation. Three days of carboplatnum chemo and 21 days rest for six months.

How do you feel today?

Blessed by God himself!

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage 1 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
Employment Status:
Marketing Consultant
Gender/Age:
Female/53
Type and Description of Treatments:
I had a lumpectomy, followed by 5 1/2 months of chemotherapy, then a bilateral mastectomy and rec...

How do you feel today?

I feel great today.

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I was Diagnosed with:
Stage IIB Breast Cancer
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Female/48
Type and Description of Treatments:
Breast cancer, stage IIB. Tumor was 2.8 cm. Had a lumpectomy, followed by 4 cycles of chemo, th...

How do you feel today?

Okay, a bit depressed.

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I was Diagnosed with:
The official diagnosis is triple negative adnocarcinoma of the breast, axillary lymph node dissection, stage 2B, grade 3.
Employment Status:
Employed
Gender/Age:
Female/54
Type and Description of Treatments:
Mammogram Biopsy 1st Operation-Lumpectomy, little itty bitty tumor (2.7 centimeters) and the ti...

How do you feel today?

Feeling Good but Feeling Anxious

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I was Diagnosed with:
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Employment Status:
Full Time
Gender/Age:
Female/26
Type and Description of Treatments:
Well I have chosen not to have any treatment for the moment I am trying to assume everything, I k...

How do you feel today?

I feel tired and very very confused I don't know what to do or if I am going to receive a treatment.

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I was Diagnosed with:
DCIS
Employment Status:
Full Time Employment
Gender/Age:
Female/44
Type and Description of Treatments:
I was diagnosed with DCIS on January 7th 2011. They were able to save the skin but not the breast...

How do you feel today?

I never really felt "sick", but I feel great today! I am still numb around my stomach and my breast will be numb for a long time, but I am back to my normal daily routine. The only thing that has been hard for me to add back into my routine is working out, but that is coming soon. I have had a hard time with getting back into my work o...

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