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Navigating Breast Cancer: Employee Rights & Workplace Protections Explained

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a life-altering event, not only for your health but also for your career. Understanding your legal rights and protections in the workplace is crucial to ensure a smooth return to work after cancer treatment. Earlier this month, I turned in my FMLA paperwork to HR and began a […]

7 things to know once your breast cancer treatment is scheduled

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Introduction If you were like me, your cancer diagnosis was the scariest moment of your life. The thought of treatment is equally scary. I’ve felt a little lost the past few weeks, thinking (and being asked this frequently by my loved ones), “what’s next”? I finally made a decision to opt for lumpectomy with breast […]

Reciting the Past: Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

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When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 43, I felt like my life had been derailed. But in a way, it has: The weeks that have followed my diagnosis have been filled with appointments and pathology testing and uncertainty about what would happen next. I started researching genetic testing for breast […]

Your First Meeting with Your Breast Cancer Care Team: What to Expect

If you’re like me, having just been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed. Or maybe your loved one is going through this and you feel helpless with how to show support. I know the number of options for treatment that I have been presented with has me a bit paralyzed with indecision. […]

Breast Cancer at Work: Navigating the Conversation

I received a breast cancer diagnosis last week. That feels REALLY strange to type out – almost makes it feel more real. I say this because reality hasn’t fully sunken in yet of what’s ahead for me and my family. One of my first concerns when I found out, was what will happen at work. […]