hi, anyone know how to get my ill pension as i have prostate cancer with bone metastasis and i just want to get my sick pension, i am 54 old, also please does anyone take xtandi for prostatw psa rising? rhey said that bicalutamide no more working and aa my psa raised from0. 8 to 12.54 they cut bicalutamide and sais will put me on XTANDI, im concerned about side efecta, many thanx for eventuale repplyes
Hi Vas , don't know about the sick pension but being 56 myself
Hi Vas, lost connection there. Like I was saying I don't know much about the sick pension but being 56 myself it would be interesting to see what others post re this.
I've been on Xtandi from the get go with very little side effects just slight hot flashes and its has brought my PSA down to undetectable levels.
All the best
Hi Vas, sorry to see you on this site, I been on Enzalutamide tablets and decapeptyl injections for 16 months, yes there are side effects but manageable,.
Ring McMillan, they have an advisory service, if you are entitled to state assistance they will let you know.
All the best Ulls
State pension can only be accessed when you reach your normal retirement age, that would probably be 67 for you.
Other benefits may be available to you ie, Personal independence payment, statutory sick pay (time limited) then possibly employee support allowance.
A Macmillan advisor or Citizen advise would be able to assist with this.
Don't let your good days be spoilt by the worry of a bad day, that may or may not come along.
If you have a Maggie's Centre near you make an appointment to see their benefits advisor who will be able to let you know what you can claimand will be able to access claim forms and help you fill them in. Macmillan and other cancer charities also usually have benefits advisors and will be able to get forms and also help you fill them in.