One story of working through cancer treatment
When I got my breast cancer diagnosis in May 2012 I was in the middle of a big fundraising project for the large international charity that I ran. I decided to go ahead with a planned trip to Philadelphia and surgery was scheduled for the week that I returned to London. The operation was a lumpectomy and, thankfully, no further surgery would be required. But I was looking at months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, followed by another year of Herceptin treatment.
I did not know it then but that decision to continue with my fundraising commitment set the tone for how I would balance my commitment to work with my need to take care of myself and my family in the coming months.
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Written by Mary McPhail, an Associate of Working With Cancer