Victoria Y. on August 31, 2016
I have luckily been out of treatment for 5 years which normally would spell REMISSION but I have Ovarian cancer stage 3C, and the tumor markers are still higher than they should be ( above 35 in my blood) so technically I still have cancer. Sometimes I get a little pull back from my job when I ask them to take time off for the doctor. They think that because Im not in active treatment everything is fine, but I keep trying to educate them that ovarian cancer that doesnt go into remission after the first line treatment at stage 3C can always come back. They will say well if you have the paid time off time available you can take the time off but really it worries me so much and they make me feel bad about it so sometimes I will put off scans and things so that I dont irritate them. I just found out that Im BRCA1 and I have yet to take the time off to get a breast MRI due to this fact. My question is<" Am I covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act to take the time off whether I have paid time off or not?" Can they legally stop me from taking the time to go to get the test done or to go to the doctor?