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Who should I talk to at work after being diagnosed with breast cancer?

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Who you tell about your diagnosis is up to you. You may want to keep your health private from all but your closest co-workers. You might have to take time off or adjust your schedule for treatments. Then, of course, you'll have to talk to your boss or your human resources department to make plans.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Making informed treatment decisions," "Questions to Ask My Doctor About Breast Cancer," "Telling your friends and family," "The emotional impact of cancer diagnosis," "Working During Cancer Treatment."

Breastcancer.org: "Getting a Second Opinion."

Cleveland Clinic: "Second Opinions."

National Cancer Institute: "Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer."

WomensHealth.gov: "How to Get a Second Opinion."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Making informed treatment decisions," "Questions to Ask My Doctor About Breast Cancer," "Telling your friends and family," "The emotional impact of cancer diagnosis," "Working During Cancer Treatment."

Breastcancer.org: "Getting a Second Opinion."

Cleveland Clinic: "Second Opinions."

National Cancer Institute: "Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer."

WomensHealth.gov: "How to Get a Second Opinion."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 14, 2018

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