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Old Feb 10th 2008, 5:20 am
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Thanks for taking the time to read this message. I am in the process of putting together my PR application for skilled worker category.

My wife was diagnosed with Pituitary Tumor in early 2004 while trying to find why she was not getting pregnant. She went through some blood works, her prolactine level was very high. She went through an MRI and her tumor was pretty big (about 11mm x 10mm). We did not have insurance when she was diagnosed with it and the medicine was going to cost us US$500 per month. Thanks to Canada that we were able to buy the exact medicine online for US$100 including shipping and handling. She took medicine for about 3 months, the prolactine level came back to normal, got pregnant, once found out that she is pregnant doctor asked her to stop the medicine. She has not taken any medicine since. We kept checking prolactine level during preganancy and it was a little higher than normal and the doctor told us that it is normal to have it higher during pregnancy and few months after giving birth.

We already have two kids now. She does not have any symptoms and she feels just fine. We have not checked the prolactine level and have not done an MRI for a very long time, so we do not know the level of prolactine and the size of the tumor.

Now my question is, how is it going to affect our PR application? Is there somewhere in the medical form that I need to declare that my wife was diagnosed with pituatary tumor or any kind of tumor?
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Old Feb 10th 2008, 9:32 am
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Yes, there is a place on one of the forms for this information and it will come up in the medical exam too. You will need a report from a specialist with diagnosis and prognosis when the time comes for the medical.
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Yes, there is a place on one of the forms for this information and it will come up in the medical exam too. You will need a report from a specialist with diagnosis and prognosis when the time comes for the medical.
Does that mean we are not going to be able to get the PR because of my wife's medical history? Thanks.
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Does that mean we are not going to be able to get the PR because of my wife's medical history? Thanks.
No one here can predict Citizenship and Immigration Canada's judgement on this. The only way to find out is to apply and see what they say.

Supposedly they turn down anyone who they think will represent an undue financial burden on the Canadian medical system. They admit people with medical conditions that can be managed without excessive expense. I forget the dollar amount that they use as a rule of thumb. I think I remember someone around here saying $5,000 a year.

But their rationale in individual cases sometimes has struck me as odd. They sometimes have admitted someone whom I thought represented a relatively high risk, and they have barred someone whom I thought represented an extremely low risk.

I wish I could be more reassuring, or even just more definitive, but three years of following this forum has led me to tell you what I've told you.
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But their rationale in individual cases sometimes has struck me as odd. They sometimes have admitted someone whom I thought represented a relatively high risk, and they have barred someone whom I thought represented an extremely low risk.
And not just barred from emigrating. Barred from visiting too. (condition was not contagious).
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It will depend on the diagnosis and prognosis. From your description it should be alright but you won't really know until you take the medical examinations.
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Originally Posted by Jim Humphries
It will depend on the diagnosis and prognosis. From your description it should be alright but you won't really know until you take the medical examinations.
Thank you so much Mr. Humphries for giving some positive feedback.

I would like to thank Judy in Calgary and JAJ as well. I am kind of confused whether to apply or not. I really wanted to live in Canada, but sounds like it may not work for me and my family. I do not mind the application fees, but the thing that worries me the most is after going through so much paper works and waiting period, the CIC might say NO.
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... I do not mind the application fees, but the thing that worries me the most is after going through so much paper works and waiting period, the CIC might say NO.
Hi, if you're submitting your PR application via SAP, then it's just the basic form you fill out, no documentation/major paperwork is required at this stage. So if you're happy to play the waiting game and pay the fees, then you've got nothing to lose.
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Hi, if you're submitting your PR application via SAP, then it's just the basic form you fill out, no documentation/major paperwork is required at this stage. So if you're happy to play the waiting game and pay the fees, then you've got nothing to lose.
I think I am not eligible for SAP. I am in the US and people who live in the US and Canada have to go through the regular process (applying to Buffalo, NY). I may be wrong as I have not checked the latest information. Thanks.
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