Coping with cancer and returning to workPersonal story of recovery highlights challenges facing employees, employersBy Jacqueline Cabildo07/01/2019|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/27/2019In today’s world, the word cancer is no longer taboo. It’s important for people to talk about it and seek help as needed. Shutterstock In May 2018, my life changed overnight. I found out through a regular mammogram check-up that further tests were required. When my doctor later read the ultrasound report, she said she didn’t like the results compared to my previous exams.The words “possible cancer” rang in my ears as I tried to comprehend how this could have happened.When I informed my doctor of my family history — with a grandmother who died of ovarian cancer at 79 years old and an aunt recently diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer — she quickly got me into Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for a biopsy. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.