You are working and have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. You are generally younger(see graph below) and as such have a longer life expectancy and survival rate, and will be in the workforce for a long time. Thank God! If your disease allows you to work, what are your challenges? How are you viewed in the workplace? Can you be fired? What are your promotional opportunities?. Will anyone else hire you? Does your employer have adequate insurance? What if you use all you family leave for treatment, can you be terminated? There are a lot of questions that come up that are not typical for the average patient who is age 70, retired and on Medicare, with supplemental drug insurance, and hopefully Medicare Gap Insurance. You can find more information on the meeting by CLICKING HERE, or to just sign up you can CLICK HERE.
Anya Prince, Staff Attorney, Cancer Legal Resource Center Anya Prince is a Staff Attorney with the Cancer Legal Resource Center. The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a national, joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. The CLRC provides free information and resources on cancer-related issues to cancer survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, employers, and others coping with cancer.
Amy Garofalo - She started her own small Medical Transcription Company in 1996 and she also works for Middlesex Hospital as their Transcription Department Coordinator. Amy was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in April of 2011 – 7 months after starting her new job with Middlesex Hospital. She had a stem cell transplant, after many setbacks, on April 18, 2012. Her husband has set up a CaringBridge site for her at caringbridge.org/visit/amygarofalo where she writes about her journey with Multiple Myeloma.
For those patients who are are still in the work force, or struggling to continue in the work force, or feel trapped into working because you need the insurance, this is a great opportunity to hear from people in the same situation, and to ask your questions of the panel members on line during the broadcast.
Best Regards and as always may God Bless your myeloma journey./ firstname.lastname@example.org
***SAVE LIFE!!! March is Multiple Myeloma Awareness month, and four links that will help in your awareness and to help others who have myeloma can be seen if you just click: Link1, Link2, Link3 and Link 4. Also I believe reading www.myelomasurvival.com will help as well.***