I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer on 12/1/2014 and may employer laid me off on 12/16/2014 the day before my surgery. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy and have been doing my best to send out resumes but finding it hard to get anyone to contact me. I have had a couple of phone interviews but due to the side effects of chemo it has been difficult even to make it thru those. I just turned 49 in February and I am concerned about ageism as well as being viewed as sick and unable to work due to caner. I really want to work and I know I am up to the task. I have been a marketing professional for over 20 years and have mad skills. I want to good stable position that I can excel in and have the ability to go back to school to become a Social Worker. So looking for a career change in the next few years too.