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    I have a question about careers. I have alsways dreamed of being a Chicago police officer. Does anyone on her think i would have a propblem getting on due to my medical history? It worries me. When i was cleared to go back to work in 2005 i was told by my company which i had been with for 6 years. I know it doesnt seem that long but i worked hard to get to where i was at. When i went back they told me i was a medical liability and i lost my job. Just like that. I was so angry because i just went through hell and back and was proud of myself, then i lost my job, I felt like nothing could go right. It took me 13 months to get a job, everywhere i looked it seemed like the medical history haunted me. I am sorry i seem like i am rambling, but what does everyone think? police department would it be a problem? I am healthy ,can pass a physical, can run a couple of miles. I have those things going for me, but it seems like when someone hears you had cancer in the job force they look at you like a liability, when outside the job force people look at you like am inspiration.

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    I honestly don't know about the police department. I would hope they wouldn't discriminate.

    I can relate to some of what you're going through. I was on the brink of changing jobs at the end of 2006 when I learned I had cancer. Changing course at the last minute cost me a lot, and I still have to make a change and really need my hair back so I can look healthy.

    Through all this I just try to remember the day I first learned I had cancer and thought I might not even be alive at this point. It doesn't pay the bills, but it helps me keep some perspective.

    In any case, best of luck to you with the police department. Remember, you beat cancer. You bring that same determination to everything else you do and you'll do great.