Changing the conversation about work and cancer

Getting back to work and going freelance after a diagnosis of breast cancer

Emma Tice is a writer and editor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. In her

blog she discusses the difficulties of dealing with a changing breast cancer diagnosis and her experience setting up a business in the middle of the pandemic.

‘Like many, my cancer diagnosis came out of the blue. I’d just celebrated my 50th birthday with a trip to New York and then a month later I had my first mammogram. After that my world changed.

I had no symptoms and didn’t feel ill but found myself going through a serious of tests and was told I had an early form of breast cancer and would need a mastectomy. It was hoped that surgery was all I would need.

But 15th August 2017 is a day my husband and I will never forget.

It was the day I received the pathology results from the surgery. My consultant broke the news – “I’m afraid the results are not good”’.

The full article can be found here