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Jacoba Urist - October 2014
An article on Today Health explores the challenges that young breast cancer survivors face, including not being as financially stable and being less established in their careers. The article shares the stories of young women with breast cancer and discusses various support systems that have helped them through their cancer journeys.
Jennifer Beaudet, a lawyer in Goffstown, New Hampshire, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 27. Her story touches on her experience at work, "Beaudet, now 35, told a close work friend in person, but asked the friend to tell others. Her colleague shared the news on Beaudet’s behalf, sparing Beaudet the extra stress of having to tell each co-worker individually. 'She told them, explaining that it wasn’t a secret [that I had breast cancer] but I wasn’t in a place to talk right now, and that made it a lot easier with everything I was going through.' "
The article also talks about how many young women leverage social media to share the news of their diagnosis. This is absolutely an option, but we highly recommend that you take the time to think it through before posting anything on social media. Before you share, take time to ponder your online image. What you say and do online could thwart your career success--or build on it.
For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.chicagotribune.com