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    MelMom asked a questionLeukemia

    I am going to have to try to get another job. For anyone who has been job hunting lately, how have you answered the how's your health?

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      cjs7159

      That is not a question that can or should be asked by a potential employer. Just like not being able to ask about your marriage status or children, this is illegal.

      10 days ago
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      PattyMarie

      I have also been told it's illegal for them to base their decision on hiring you or not hiring you based on your health. But, as Greg said, there are very simple ways through a conversation that you may inadvertently say something about it. You just won't think about it. It kind of depends on how guarded you are with your information.

      10 days ago
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      If they ask you about your health, don't answer. Although it's an illegal question, sometimes they ask it to see how you react. If you're snippy, they'll know you have something to hide. Answer it by talking about your "attendance at work," not your health. Smile when you answer so you won't look defensive, and say whatever you need to about your "attendance at work." If they ask about a gap in your work history and you're well now, you could lie and say you took off a few years to be home with your children, or to help your elderly parents, etc.

      You can get a legal feel for that by reading information on Americans with Disabilities Act. They say exactly when it's legal and appropriate to mention a disability, as far as at the interview or after employed, etc.

      I don't know your health situation, but some people might be able to say they had "breast cancer 3 years ago, were treated, and the problem is resolved, so I just need to be off for a yearly mammogram and office visit." The bottom line is they want somebody who will be at work, so you would emphasize the last sentence.

      If you look sick, wear makeup. The American Cancer Society has classes for cancer patients about how to look better.

      If you are still sick, call Social Security. They have a program to help sick or disabled people who want to work part-time, and I think they even help with employers who understand your limitations. You can find information online if you click around. Best wishes.

      8 days ago
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    MelMom asked a questionLeukemia

    Have anyone been given "Car T-Cell" therapy? It's a form of immunotherapy.

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      RockTom

      I haven't had it, but I have read a lot about it. I have been reading a lot about immunotherapy I am interested in seeing what my doctor has to say about using it on me.

      21 days ago
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      barryboomer

      There is a lot on the web....just type it in.....

      21 days ago
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      KancerKiller

      There is a lot going on in immunotherapy for blood cancers. It's good news for us with those.

      21 days ago
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