“I was such a professional, always-wanting-to-work type of a person, liked my own independence, having my own career goal set, that future was still in my mind but my body and cancer diagnosis wouldn’t let me go forward with it,” says Lindsay, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of 29. “I wanted to get back to work because that’s the only thing that I’ve ever really known in my life, is working,” says Tina, diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer at the age of 41.

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