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After some advice really. I am 3 years post breast cancer and my family and I are seriously considering moving to Perth. Thankfully I have no lasting ill effects from my surgery and treatment but continue on oral hormone treatment until 2013. I am curious to find out if there are or have been other women in the same situation and whether they had any problems with visa applications/medical assessments. As the main applicant for our Visa applications I am worried our 'dream' of a new life in Australia may just be that.

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"As the main applicant for our Visa applications I am worried our 'dream' of a new life in Australia may just be that"

 

Mate, don't you dare give up. Australia needs people like you, who can "make it work":yes:

 

Cheers, Bobj.

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Guest Guest16631

....................good luck to you and yours....................!!...................may you soon be livving your dream in australia.............!!!

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Congrats on the 3 years clear.

 

My partner was 2 years post stem-cell transplant and clear of Hodgkins Lymphoma when we applied for our partner visa and we had no issues with the medical at all. I will admit we were very worried, particularly with being only 2 years all clear, however we spoke to the specialist and got them to write a letter stating the inital diagnosis, treatment received, ongoing medication and the prognosis. The letter was then taken to the medical and given to the doctor as part of the medical history. The guidelines state that if you are less than 5 years clear then your case will be refered to the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC) for review, but tbh I don't know if ours was as it was cleared so quickly.


Offshore partner visa sent 2/6/10, signed for 3/6/10, money taken 7/6/10, CO acknowledgement 9/6/10, PR Visa granted 28/9/10, Arrived in Brisbane 5/11/10 and loving life again :biggrin:

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Guest jimkell

Thanks MicheleW very uplifting to hear your story and comments, thinking more positive already!!!!

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Fantastic that you are 3 years clear. I would say if that is your dream then go for it. The worst thing will be the stress and the waiting. But if you can cope with the stress and waiting associated with cancer, then you can cope with the stress of 'visa mania'.

 

My husband's situation was different but related. He was over 5 years clear. He was told that if it was more than 5 years clear then they would be unlikely to be interested. If it is less than 5 years, then just supply as much information from doctors and specialists as you can (relatively cheap, you can ask your doctor's surgery to provide this for a small charge). Then they know that you are not hiding anything. It will probably be refered to the medical officer, who may ask for further reports. The medical officer isn't necessarily looking to say 'no', but is interested in making sure you have adequate medical insurance and needs to know the risk of further treatment being required.

 

Initally my husband was concerned about the cancer history. Nearer the time, he realised that his blood pressure was more likely to be a problem. It always goes through the roof for a week before to 2 weeks after his routine cancer check. By pure coincidence, his check fell the day after the visa medical. He knew his blood pressure would be much higher than normal. That was a very stressful few days for all of us. The visa doctor was very understanding and it wasn't a problem. The visa was given and the cancer check was great - no more checks required.

 

If your weight or blood pressure might be an issue then it is better to know now so that there is time to improve them - don't leave it to the week before.

 

Good luck !!!


Wherever you are, make the most of it.

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Just wanted to say good luck and how I admire your strength and drive.....


And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive at where we started, and know the place for the first time.

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Guest luckylady
Hi

After some advice really. I am 3 years post breast cancer and my family and I are seriously considering moving to Perth. Thankfully I have no lasting ill effects from my surgery and treatment but continue on oral hormone treatment until 2013. I am curious to find out if there are or have been other women in the same situation and whether they had any problems with visa applications/medical assessments. As the main applicant for our Visa applications I am worried our 'dream' of a new life in Australia may just be that.

 

 

Congratulations on being 3 years clear!

 

I have also had breast cancer, I am now 5 years clear. I waited to start my application as I was very worried about being refused. I had my meds this week and the Doc saw no reason for us to be turned down. Hope it all goes well for you.

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Hi

After some advice really. I am 3 years post breast cancer and my family and I are seriously considering moving to Perth. Thankfully I have no lasting ill effects from my surgery and treatment but continue on oral hormone treatment until 2013. I am curious to find out if there are or have been other women in the same situation and whether they had any problems with visa applications/medical assessments. As the main applicant for our Visa applications I am worried our 'dream' of a new life in Australia may just be that.

 

 

Hi Jimkell, I have had mouth cancer (Tongue) and reading your post has just reminded me 5yrs ago on halloween I was having surgery!!! Wow where has the time gone!!! I got my PR visa granted 3yrs ago without any problems (I am the main visa applicant). I also took a letter from my consultant explaining my diagnosis, treatment and recommended length of time between follow up checks required.

 

I am a palliative care nurse and my job makes me fully appreciate that as survivors we are the lucky ones (I know we didn't feel that at diagnosis). We have a second chance and should fully embrace this - live your dreams - enjoy each day to the full and never have any regrets. If you decided to apply for a visa good luck, but whatever your decision be happy!!!

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Guest tanishachowdury

hey......good luck for you and your dreams...

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Guest lauraloves

Hi

 

could anyone help with the cost of the following;

 

Tamoxifen

Hormone injection Zolodex

 

and mamograms?

 

I am almost 3 years post BC :biggrin:and my husband has a job offer in Sydney.

I was wondering if there are any women out there who are also taking what i require in Oz and the cost of it all etc

 

many thanks

 

LL

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Guest westwoodc
Hi

After some advice really. I am 3 years post breast cancer and my family and I are seriously considering moving to Perth. Thankfully I have no lasting ill effects from my surgery and treatment but continue on oral hormone treatment until 2013. I am curious to find out if there are or have been other women in the same situation and whether they had any problems with visa applications/medical assessments. As the main applicant for our Visa applications I am worried our 'dream' of a new life in Australia may just be that.

 

Hi, Im 16 months post diagnosis and our perm visa application has just gone in. I had breast cancer, Ive had a double mastectomy and recon (my choice to reduce risk) I dont have any follow up medication, just annual check ups now, Im really worried that I could spoil all this for my family as this has been our dream for so long, did you get your visa granted? thank you

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