Why Am I Embarrassed That I Have Breast Cancer?

Question: Why do I feel embarrassed that I have been diagnosed with breast cancer? Answer: I think any time you're diagnosed with a serious and potentially life-threatening illness, there's a period of adjustment when you realize that your life has changed in dramatic ways that you would not have chosen, obviously. Especially with cancer, I think there's a mythology that surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of cancer that can be quite powerful. Despite our best efforts, people who are...Full Story
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