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Certification after "cancer"

Trawler Pilot

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A friend of mine was just diagnosed with testicular cancer. Any knowledge about recertification after treatment would be helpful. Serious responses please.
 

G4G5

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I have a buddy of mine who is a current SWA capt. He was diagnosed with it a few years back, and wound up losing a ball. Bottom line he was out for about a year and is cancer free today.
 

421Driver

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Friend of mine was diagnosed with Hodgkins (sp?). Same story as the rest, re-certified with a yearly visit to the oncologist.
 

bafanguy

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Know three guys who had prostate cancer...all three got their medicals back but it took a while. Hope your buddy makes out OK.
 

eljefe

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IMHO, THE source for an accurate answer to this question is here: http://www.aviationmedicine.com/

They are as close to the horses mouth as you can get. They are a group of aeromedical specialists who's business is helping with FAA medical certification problems. They are ALPA's aeromedical consultants and run VFS to help non airline types as well.

For a very nominal fee they'll give you a staight answer to the question. If help getting a medical back is needed, they're also the go-to guys to make it happen.
 

yzf6

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for the recertification it took someone at my old job about 3 months from sending the paperwork to OKC until getting his medical in the mail. this was for testicular cancer also.
 

avpro91

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Have a friend who lost a nut in training earlier this year. He was out for about 3 months, but got his med back quick and finished training. Don't know if he got a 1st back though, but atleast a 2nd quick. Says it got to be the size of a tennis ball almost...damn aint dat a b!tch.
 
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