Hi, myself is a student from India who wants to pursue a phD in US universities and planning for it. I'm having a CML right now and have to take Imatinib.(right now I,m under GPAP scheme) I asked my doctors how long I need to have it but they were equivocal saying "may be for rest of your life." It takes a lot of effort to come to a normal life after having cancer and its even harder to give your dreams a chance to be pursued. I shared my "abroad phD applications" plans with my doctor and he is ready to give "fit for the job" certificate. But right now I'm pretty clueless about what should I do about the finances since that medicine comes very expensive in US (according to my google search!!!) Apart from that if I should discuss with the universities where I'm applying. I know its little too long to be 'question' and I'm sorry for that; since I don't want to give up on my dreams I had to make it. I will be grateful if you can help me out.