Sharing My Diagnosis: The Positives and Negatives

Deciding whether or not to be public with your cancer journey is a very personal decision and there is no right or easy answer. There are definitely good and bad things about both and each person has to do what feels most comfortable to them. I chose to be very public with my diagnosis and my treatment, but I quickly learned that there are some pretty big downsides to that. With that said, I wouldn't change how I handled it all because I found that the benefits outweighed the negative effects. I wanted to share a little bit about my experience with everyone out there who may be trying to decide how much information to share with family, friends, and online.

I hope you find this helpful and if you have any questions about either being public or private with your cancer, I'm happy to give you my best advice so feel free to ask in the comments below!

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