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    DLA and cancer
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    • 18th Aug 06, 1:39 PM
    DLA and cancer 18th Aug 06 at 1:39 PM
    I've just been diagnosed with advanced cancer and they tell me it is "treatable" but not "curable". Some people in my position keep going for years, but I will probably always need medical treatment, and I will be less healthy than normal. I'll also be vulnerable to infections and other health problems. In addition to the chemo side effects there is the possibility that the cancer itself will show symptoms.

    Under the circumstances I am considering claiming DLA. I don't qualify for the "special rules" or whatever they call it because it's not terminal, so I'll have to wait three months and claim under the normal rules. In three month's time I'll have a clearer idea of what symptoms need to go on the forms.

    Obviously all claims vary according to the individual, but broadly speaking would long-term chemo be acceptable as grounds for a DLA claim? I have access to "professional" advice but I wondered if anyone had personal experience they were willing to share.
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