- Question from LisaT: When should I stop sharing particulars of my illness at work? I am really close to my staff but don't know if this is appropriate.
You are in control of the information you choose to share with your co-workers. Decide how much is comfortable for you, and if you need to set boundaries, go ahead and clearly state so. There is no right measure of information that fits all situations, or satisfies all people, so it's important for you to decide what's comfortable for you, and make it clear for everybody else.
Editor's note: Visit Breastcancer.org's section Breast Cancer and Your Job to learn more.
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