Choosing to work through my breast cancer journey

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Choosing to work through my breast cancer journey



I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Nicole Lyn Pesce at Moneyish about my decision to continue working through my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.



I hope my contributions help employees and employers to realize that a diagnosis of cancer does not have to mean the end of one's career.



Here is the excerpt with my input:



Courtlandt Long, 31, from Brooklyn, whose job entails helping people with chronic conditions at Healtheo 360, knew her company had her back. But she was still surprised by the toll her breast cancer treatment has taken on her.



“Chemotherapy didn’t affect me as much – besides losing all of my hair – but I suffered a lot of fatigue going through a month of radiation therapy,” she told Moneyish. Now she’s taking chemotherapy pills twice a day. She credits her job for allowing her to work remotely on her laptop during her doctors appointments, and letting her rest in a conference room or on an office couch when she needs a break in the afternoon.



“Thankfully, they were willing to accommodate me,” she said. “And I would try to schedule my appointments for early in the morning, so I would only be a couple of hours late for work, and then I would catch up later in the afternoon or on the weekends.”





To read the full article and other brave people's input, you can check it out here: https://moneyish.com/upgrade/cancer-survivors-share-the-struggles-they-faced-when-trying-to-keep-their-jobs-as-they-battled-cancer/



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Courtland - You are an amazing woman with a great outlook on life.

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:47 AM by David D

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