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Cherie Wilson - October 2014
Cherie Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 and continued to work through 16 weeks of chemotherapy, reports the Asbury Park Press. In the article, Wilson explains that she kept working through treatment for both "financial and emotional reasons", writing "My initial plan was to return to work after six weeks, but I contracted MRSA (a type of staph infection) and needed emergency surgery. Nine months after my cancer diagnosis, I finally regained my "working woman" status. Juggling a family and working while undergoing six weeks of daily radiation was a challenge, but I love what I do. The passion for my work and my children provided me with inspiration to get through the struggle. "
Many patients and survivors continue to work after a diagnosis for financial and emotional reasons, as Wilson states above. For more information on this, check out the findings from our Harris Survey of employed people with cancer.
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Original source: www.app.com