Jul 20, 2007 - 2:48 pm
I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2004. At the time I had a contract with the ROTC program at Texas A&M with a 4yr scholarship. I had been in almost 2 years. After being diagnosed, I was medically disqualified and notified by the professor of military science. I have been doing some research and it seems there is a possibility that I can get a medical waiver after being in remission 2yrs (I hit 2yrs in June) and having a survival rate of about 95%, which I believe I have. I had a great prognosis from the beginning and underwent standard ABVD treatments and radiation, all without any problems. I mean among other races, I ran two half marathons while undergoing treatments. That's got to count for something, right?
In any case, I wanted to make sure this was in fact possible. Recruiters that I try to ask over the phone about it just tell me know "no" right away, as if they assume they're right, but don't want to look into it. Any help please?