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If they detected e.g. cancer on a Medical Exam would a K1 visa be denied?

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I assume some disclosure would be made? Not quite sure of the questions that are asked or paperwork all that is done, but assume somewhere on there it will ask about pre-existing conditions, which you'd have to answer honestly to.

Would it be a denial in sense of the medical? No wouldn't think so... come interview time and the thought of the affidavit of support and the obvious possible need for care/medicine... I suppose could be taken into consideration by the CO due to the cost of treatment and all. Or might not at all anyways.

 

Guess also depends what type of cancer you're referring to... skin cancer or like lung cancer. Obviously big differences in sense of treatments and all.

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40 minutes ago, Ella and James said:

They do x-rays and blood and urine tests, would they discover it through that?

Cancer is not normally discovered with any type of observance (skin cancer maybe). If there was something (doesn't need to be cancer) they are going to refer you to your GP for further testing. Cancer is not a reason for a visa to be denied. Here is what is looked at during the exam; google DS-3026.  


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30 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Cancer is not normally discovered with any type of observance (skin cancer maybe). If there was something (doesn't need to be cancer) they are going to refer you to your GP for further testing. Cancer is not a reason for a visa to be denied. Here is what is looked at during the exam; google DS-3026.  

😮 They look at genitalia?

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1 hour ago, Ella and James said:

😮 They look at genitalia?

London visa medicals quit doing that several years ago. It was about the time that same sex marriages were legalized. The doc told me it was a gender check and was no more than a quick peek to confirm I had male bits. I guess since two males or two females can get marriage based visas now, the bits don't require verification or maybe the timing of the change was just coincidental. Others have said it was to look for signs of STDs. Blood tests will cover that. Anyway, you won't be checked below the knickers in London. 

 

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I belive what you're asking about is what we could call an 'incidental finding or diagnosis' in the clinic. In case of any abnormal findings, I believe they are under the duty of care to inform you about any worrying findings and direct you to a GP practice. After all, they're still doctors who have sworn a Hippocrotical oath. 

 

The x ray is the only diagnostic tool here which could potentially provide any diagnosis such as cancer, and I'll explain why. 

 

If there is a presence of a mass in your lungs for example, this will come up as a 'shadow' on the CXR. On the other hand, if someone is suffering with TB, they will produce what we refer to as 'TB cavity' which commonly affects a specific region of the lungs. This will look completely different to a shadow that a mass has produced. 

 

In terms of the blood test, they can be used to diagnose a wide range of condition something very specific. The clinic uses a yellow tube (known as SST) which is very commonly used for bacterial and viral infections - and in this case syphilis. Whilst a number of tests could be done to analyse this sample, it would be quite time consuming and little more expensive. So, they just do the bare minimum instead of a full panel, which helps to keep the costs down and prevents them from having any unnecessary infromation too. 

 

Hope that makes things a little clearer, there is really nothing to worry about. The people at Knightsbridge are all very friendly, and if you would like to ask some questions they're all happy to answer them. However, if you have any health concerns speak to your GP. 

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13 hours ago, Ella and James said:

😮 They look at genitalia?

I had my medical here in New Zealand last week and I had to take pants and shoes off but left underwear on (and tshirt) and the doctor just kind of prodded around my abdomen and upper thigh pelvic area and thats as close as it came to that.

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15 hours ago, Ella and James said:

Just curious.

There is never "just curious" case.

 

If someone has cancer they need to disclose it. That's it. Visa wont be denied based on that. But moving to the US, with most expensive healthcare while suffering from cancer, that's the personal decision and finances should definately be planned. 


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15 hours ago, Ella and James said:

😮 They look at genitalia?

I had my medical in London in November 2016 and they did a genitalia check. The following week, that part of the medical was stopped - as reported by a poster here who had their medical the week after mine. So those days are now over. 

 

It’s unlikely that they would find cancer with the kinds of tests they do and what they are looking for. If they did see something that looked wrong or something that could suggest something more serious was going on they would advise you to seek further tests as that is just basic good medical practice. But serious illness isn’t enough in itself to cause a visa denial. There is the public charge concern but I assume you have already looked into what you will do for healthcare here anyway.  

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19 hours ago, Ella and James said:

Just curious.

Cancer is considered a disability on all employment surveys do you, having USCIS tell you you're not eligible for cancer is absolutely crazy and stupid. Not to say the least they are not going to test for cancer on a medical unless you ask for blood tests with then can only pick up on low/high T cell or white blood cell activity giving reason for further tests to possible cancer,. The only way to diagnose cancer fully is through a PET CT scan. 


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3 minutes ago, tomriesgo said:

The only way to diagnose cancer fully is through a PET CT scan.

Actually, a biopsy is the only certain way....


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