Daily Archives: July 8, 2016

Tig Notaro explain how to make Breast Cancer Funny

Now to another in our Brief But Spectacular series, where we ask interesting people to describe their passions.

Tonight, we hear from comedian Tig Notaro, who has used her performances to overcome enormous personal hurdles, including a cancer diagnoses and the loss of her mother.

Her memoir, “I’m Just a Person,” came out earlier this month.

TIG NOTARO, Comedian: In 2012, I was so busy. I was filming a movie, shooting a TV pilot. Then I started to get sick, and I got diagnosed with pneumonia. A few days later, my mother tripped and hit her head and died.

Working During Treatment

While some people choose to take some time off from work during treatment for breast cancer, others decide to work through treatment. If you’ve chosen to work during your treatment, let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to schedule treatments around your working hours or give you suggestions on dealing with work stress while in treatment. Also, you can ask your doctor if any of your treatments have side effects that could affect your daily routine. Side effects such as nausea and fatigue may have an influence on daily work routines. Learn how to manage side effects associated with some breast cancer treatments.