Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers globally. A diagnosis can leave you feeling unprepared for health and treatment decisions you have to make. It can also put unexpected stress on your everyday life, your family, and your job.

One of the best ways to learn about living with breast cancer is by hearing from others who have been there. This blog is part of a series called What I wish I knew, which features survivors of breast cancer, who want to share their experience with people who are recently diagnosed. What I Wish I Knew will update once a month.