My dad was diagnosed with this in AUG its already stage 4 and very rare my dads in denial but from what i can find out via internet ( hes been given ds1500 form ) well he had a phone call and it was filled out over the phone , 6 months or less has been diagnosed . He has opted for chemo which has made him very ill has any one else got any experience of this xxx
Hi I was diagjosed in may with nsclc 3b the cancer nurse the same day filled in a ds1500 form for me.
The pip and mobility was sorted out in 2 weeks. I havent had a time limit nor do I want one but I also
Thought a ds1500 applied to people only having 6 months. That doesnt seem the case it is just the
Cancer diagnosis. Sorry to hear your dad is ill with the chemo.
Hi jojo and sorry to hear about your dads illness.A DS1500 says you are not expected to live more than six months but my oncologist said he would do one for me but seriously thinks I will be around loads longer.I still work and do everything.I have incurable cancer which is now treated as a chronic disease....not the same as terminal....but incurable will grant you a DS1500.It is granted for 3 years and then you can reapply if the circumstances are the same.I will be happy to go for that and then if they find something to cure me I will be over the moon......same as most people on here. Best wishes to you and your dad xxx
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