Jacquelyn J. on September 29, 2016
I am 58 yo female who just went thru breast cancer treatment. I am going to start radiation next month for 6 weeks, 5 days a week. I had a lumpectomy, more like a partial mastectomy with breast revision. My prognosis is very good. My problem is I was diagnosed while I was laid off from my job. I was just starting to work in a temp position when I was diagnosed. I was advised not to postpone treatment. I underwent 5 months of chemotherapy, part of the time, every week, then had surgery 5 weeks ago. I am trying to get back into the work force. I am single, no other income. How do I explain my period of unemployment since March, 2015? Some have told me don't mention that I underwent cancer treatment. Some may understand, others would think of me as a liability and hold this against me. This is a very worrisome situation. I don't need this added stress right now while I recover. Thank you for your time.