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Michael Starr - August 2014
The New York Post reports that NY1 news anchor Roma Torre was diagnosed with colon cancer, sharing the news with her viewers this week. In the article, Torre discusses how she initially kept the diagnosis private, only telling her bosses, but not her coworkers or viewers. Deciding who and when to disclose your diagnosis to is a personal decision. "Torre said she kept her diagnosis hidden from her co-workers. 'I was sort of keeping a policy of silence, with the exception of my bosses, she said. 'I needed to establish a sense of normalcy when I came into the office in order to cope.'" Many people go through diagnosis and treatment without ever telling a soul at their workplace, while others are very open and tell their employer, HR, coworkers, etc. The decision to disclose is impacted by a number of factors, including the diagnosis, treatment plan and if you will need time off, among other reasons. It also depends on what your work environment is and your relationship with your boss and colleagues.
For more information to help you decide whether to disclose your diagnosis at work or not, check out the Sharing the News section.
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Original source: nypost.com