By  on June 27, 2014

Tara Cernacek was just six weeks into her new job as an executive assistant at a Brooklyn-based nonprofit when she was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer, triple positive. A former CEW employee, she knew about Cancer and Careers, a CEW Foundation program, and immediately consulted its Web site to get tips on how to inform her employer.

“It’s only stage 2, don’t worry,” a boss short on sympathy told her. “You’re not that sick.”

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