I've been unemployed since diagnosed with CML in Oct '09 although it was not necessarily related to the Leukemia. My job was outsourced and I'm currently without health insurance.
I am applying for several positions and there are medical questionnaires asking about "prescription" medications one is taking. I wanted to inquire generally IF anyone has experienced
that/those questions and WHAT you do and if there is a Consensus about "admitting" one has cancer in an employment seeking environment? With CML the blood (in my case) is not
completely normal unless one does an expensive BCR so I doubt it will ever get picked up in a 'pre-employment' physical (the job is sedentary although somewhat intensive) and I have
no visible indications of illness.
I just do not put down the meds. But I also have to take a polygraph... and I'm rather open and if asked "if I've been 100% honest" it would probably trigger the poly.
So can anyone help or comment in regards to this kind of dilemma? I "know" companies and organizations are not supposed to consider some illnesses that make one unable to
do the job but in this case I'm active, physically fit, functional and so forth and the CML is more or less contained by Gleevec.
Thanks for any help.