I was diagnosed with ET approx 11 years ago. It has been stable which is good because I was classed as being very young ( approx 35 years old) at the time of diagnosis. For the first couple of years I was under the care of a Heamatologist but for the last couple of years I have been under the care of my GP.
I have blood tests every six months to measure my platlet count. I only recently found out that ET is now classified as a blood cancer. If I'm honest I don't think my GP understands my condition, and it is me that has to remind him to refer me for my six monthly blood tests.
The word cancer is scary and I need to get my head around this.
After reading up again on the condition I have realised that I do suffer from some of the symptoms.
I have critical illness insurance and I'm wondering if I will be able to make a claim?
I'm thinking about calling Macmillan tomorrow for advice but if others members on this site can help I would really appreciate it.