Following your diagnosis of breast cancer, it may help to take some time to consider who you want or need to share your diagnosis with and how much you want to disclose.
I could see that some people were awkward with me at first, as though they didn’t know what to say to me.
Business clients may need to know if existing contracts/agreements will be affected. This does not mean you have to tell them you have breast cancer, but if you do, they may be more understanding.
If you decide not to share your diagnosis with your clients, think about how you can use technology to manage relationships. For example, having teleconferences rather than face-to-face meetings to avoid having to explain your hair loss.
If you decide to share information about your diagnosis the following may help:
I found that by taking the lead and talking about my breast cancer and the other things that were happening in my life, they soon relaxed and were able to treat me normally.
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