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Found out i have breast cancer, when should I let pip know?

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rsb88
rsb88 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Hi all, 
Im on pip for my hip dysplasia but 2 weeks ago i found out I have breast cancer n will be having lump removed, the chemo n radiation. No idea how long this all takes. Praying it'll be fine. It's only really just sunk in for me but will be having the operation on the 26th to remove it. 
I know I need to tell them but honestly I've only just started to be able to say I have breast cancer n not cry. 

I'm just wondering what the process is, will I need another assessment? Will they penalise me for not telling them when I got my results which was 2 weeks ago? 

Thanku. 


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,052 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm sorry to hear that. You do not need to report any changes unless your conditions have got worse and you could score more points for a higher award. Or if life expectancy is 12 months or less.

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you against the 12 PIP descriptors. If you report changes you will be sent more forms to fill in and return and another assessment is most likely. No, you won't be penalised for not reporting this.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @rsb88

    I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I just wanted to check in that you have support around you? We are here, please don't ever hesitate to reach out.

    I hope Poppy has settled your mind about PIP. I will keep everything crossed for you for the 26th 🤞
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  • rsb88
    rsb88 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    I'm sorry to hear that. You do not need to report any changes unless your conditions have got worse and you could score more points for a higher award. Or if life expectancy is 12 months or less.

    PIP isn't about a diagnosis, it's how those conditions affect you against the 12 PIP descriptors. If you report changes you will be sent more forms to fill in and return and another assessment is most likely. No, you won't be penalised for not reporting this.
    Thankyou. That's something I don't have to worry about at least. :) 
  • rsb88
    rsb88 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Hello @rsb88

    I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I just wanted to check in that you have support around you? We are here, please don't ever hesitate to reach out.

    I hope Poppy has settled your mind about PIP. I will keep everything crossed for you for the 26th 🤞
    I think so im at the beginning of the treatment process, so I'm still learning about everything. So much information but yes that's taken a weight off my mind and thankyou so much!! 😊
  • rsb88
    rsb88 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    JacsonY said:
    What are the latest advances in cancer research and what new drugs or technologies might be promising in the future to treat this disease?
    Well for the particular cancer I have, I would have died 15+ years ago because its so aggressive but thanks to the discovery of herceptin medicine it no longer is. This is a targeted treatment. :)
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    @rsb88 Please keep us updated :) 
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