My name is Eric and this is the first time I'm posting a question on this site. I've visited this site many times since my diagnosis in December of 2006. The information and learning about everyone's experiences has helped me keep a positive outlook on my journey with CML. For that I thank you all very much.
A little bit about myself, I was diagnosed 6 days before my 35th birthday. I immediately started 400g of Gleevec and by the first year I acheived a 3 log reducton until December of 2008 when my PCR showed a decrease in log reduction (around 2). A second PCR showed the same results and the mutation test was inconclusive (or negative not sure the term) but the decision was made to switch to Sprycel after my onc reviewed my situation with his oncology team at UCSF. Since, my PCR numbers continue to be over 3 log reduction and I've also had several weak positive numbers.
Now on to my question.
Has anyone been successful in purchasing life insurance or increasing coverage while diagnosed with CML? My employer provides basic (one years salary, which would be great if I made $1M/year). The process through my employer's benefit coverage includes a form that asks questions abouts health, cancer, how long in remission (which raise's a question about remission and level of response with CML) etc... I would think there are outside insurance companies that do provide coverage for people in our situations? Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.