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    IKickedIt asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Job Application Question Regarding Disability/Past or Present, Including Cancer

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      Skyemberr

      A good answer legally, but as someone who had to file an EEOC case because her boss was saying he was going to force her to retire from her government job due to being disabled, I can tell you that even though it's illegal, and some agencies are legitimately trying to show they hire enough disabled people, there are others who do use it to cull disabled people from the hiring process.

      I think this is especially true around the military which is sad since so many of us get injured in combat zones. If your job doesn't require you to run you shouldn't be singled out and forced out if you can't run, which is sort of what happened to me. Then we found out later that cancer was part of the problem.

      So anyway, it will just really depend on the sort of individuals you are dealing with unfortunately.

      about 1 month ago
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      alivenwell

      I have seen job requirements that indicate sharp eyesight, an ability to reach a certain distance, an ability to lift a certain weight, an ability to climb stairs and an ability to sit for long hours. That last one is relatively new because sitting is the new disease. Near me, they started installing low curbs for meeting ADA requirements. Bus service is inconsistent. Self employment is a serious thought. Working from home is a serious thought.

      about 1 month ago
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      BoiseB

      If you haven't filled out the application get in touch with the disability rights avocates in your state https://www.drnj.org/ ask them how to protect yourself if you should be terminated or denied the job for cancer. My brother is a Disabiltiy Rights Administer. The rights of all people with disabilities are under attack.

      about 1 month ago
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    Thank you for your honest response & it’s a bitter sweet kinda feeling to know that I am “unfortunately” not the only one on earth experiencing the reality of “The Port” And yes, a short time to pay for a long life to play! Cheers!!!!

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    Hello the “love/hate” port person! I had finally found another person that feels the same way that I do about the port. Wondering how your coming along 7+years later. My port was installled Feb 13/2018 & the fact that it saves my (weak finding Veins) was a no brained. However- I find myself being very sensitive on the port side (which is located on the opposite of my breast cancer) No surgery yet. Chemo first . I just have a constant reminder where it’s at (mostly where the neck incision was put-not so much where the Port actually is) I feel every stretch, bend-twist. It can feel kinda hot at times & itches. Sometimes it feels like it’s runnin up to ear. I have no blockage or infection as my medical staff is amazing at playing things safe! So- I asked: why all this discomfort? Do I need to accept & live with it? And just XXX TFU? And, The answer must be “Yes” cuz there seems to be no other definitive answers. I am over weight & do wonder if having a double chin aides to such discomfort- I just wish it would go away! Hopefully soon all this will pass. And yes- I would have a port put in again- (for obvious reasons) but unless there’s one heck of a great reason to keep it in- this will be outta here just like my cancer! With the good God’s blessings beside me. Chris/Largo Fl

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      Hi Chrissiesback; Yes, love/hate relationship, but a lifesaver. It was always a constant reminder, every twist and turn. But in the long run, it was just another minor inconvenience, although it was like throwing salt on an open wound. Getting "deported" was one of the best days of my life. I'm doing fine, 6 1/2 years after my last chemo. Cancer-free! Hang in there, short-term sacrifice for a long-term gain!

      5 months ago
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    IKickedIt asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Thinking of Cancelling Appointment with Oncologist - How Many Years is Enough?

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      BarbarainBham

      Remember that people do get cancer after 5 years or even after 10 years. No matter who orders it, continue with your tests with someone.

      BoiseB, although a PCP can do a pelvic exam, I've always heard that your PAP smear is only as good at finding cancer as the doctor who takes it---(their eyesight and judgment).

      6 months ago
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      alivenwell

      I intend on getting my colonoscopies even though I was told I could wait two years. Had I not had the first colonoscopy encouraged by a person at a health seminar, I probably would have skipped it because of my busy lifestyle. I was late by ONE year. Maybe they want to wait a little longer to make sure it definitely came back. I had all other cancer screenings. They were ok.

      4 months ago
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      Alivenwell,
      If you didn't have polyps at your most recent colonoscopy or any other red flags, they extend the time you can go until your next colonoscopy. The idea is to catch colon cancer early before it spreads, so be sure to go back when they say to.

      4 months ago