Sep 05, 2004 - 11:05 pm
I'm new to this message board... Was just diagnosed with AML M4Eo on 15 JUN while serving as a deployed guardsman in Kosovo. I spent 2 months at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was able to be put into remission and am now being treated back in my home state. I might be told I'll need a bone marrow transplant ( I have 2 sisters who are a match), but won't find out for sure until this Wed. Here are some questions I have:
1. I will have 20 years DEC 04 and am currently a MAJ. Will my family be taken care of financially if I don't survive this? How much money and for how long will my wife and kids be payed a benefit?
2. What is a typical benefit % for cancer survivors, specifically leukemia? All the reading I've done, a person in remission could relapse at any time throughout their lives. Does the eval look at symptoms following treatment?
3. Do I need a military lawyer to represent/help me?
4. At what benefit percentages can I continue to work my civilian job?
I'll stop here... Thanks in advance,