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09-24-2018, 04:45 PM
Was on a Special Issuance for Follicular Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. Had been on remission after radiation for the last 2 years. Failed my CAT then PET scans recently. Needle Biopsy came back as a slow growing Follicular Lymphoma. Doctor says I should get no treatment and do a "watch and wait". My AME is saying that is a no-go with the FAA (not sure I trust him 100% because he has been wrong before on other stuff). I am going to get a 2nd opinion from another oncologist and then send my stuff to the Regional Aerospace Medicine Office.

I was wondering if there is anyone on this board who has been down this road before. Anyone with slow growing Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and was/is not getting any treatment. Wondering how OKC looked at this? I did call OKC and they were no help but I am going to send my stuff to my Regional Office and they said they can give me an answer.

Thanks in advance

Bleeds On
09-24-2018, 06:12 PM
I assume you have but, if not, have you been in contact with AMAS?

09-25-2018, 12:02 AM
No but thanks for the suggestion. I just looked at their website.

09-25-2018, 07:11 AM
Pm'd you.


06-04-2019, 11:36 AM
I am not a pilot but am seeking some insight. A pilot friend of mine is facing this same condition (follicular lymphoma). Can anyone elaborate on what happens in a "watch-and-wait" situation? If a doctor thinks it's not the appropriate time for treatment, would my friend still be able to fly?

And once treatment starts, then what? Under what general conditions would a special issuance eventually become possible? Remission for a certain period of time? Drug-free for a certain period? I'd appreciate any insight.


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