Hello everyone, I am very worried and wanted some advice please. I work as a TA in a primary school and I was diagnosed with cancer at the start of this year. My Headteacher and line manager have been extremely supportive of my situation and the whole school - I have been very luck in the support given to me. My headteacher reduced my five day week to four days - allowing one day for treatment and appointments - and also I have been allowed to determine my own work pattern - and go in when possible (which I have been doing much to my head teachers disapproval who has privately told me he thinks i should take time off) however I have been ploughing on. I was also removed from the classroom duties and given a more administrative job which allowed me to work with children but not on a physically demanding level. However, I was due to start my GTP placement this september - and I had notified my headteacher that I would be leaving at the end of the academic year. Since though my placement has fallen through and I am currently looking for a school with my university. My head teacher told me yesterday he was planning for me to leave and had set his budget accordingly - he did however say I could stay on if I do not find a placement and my GTP is deferred - on the condition that I have to go to Occupational Health. He also said he has made lots of the adjustments already for me but now he feels I may need to go to Occupational Health - I am very worried about this because I am concerned about what will happen. I asked my head teacher if this would mean more prodding by another gp and he said yes - although my line manager seems to think that will not be the case and it will be a case of looking to see how my work duties can be modified to help me more. I really do not want to be examined and prodded some more by another set of hands in what is a very invasive and personal area of where my cancer is and have to face further degradation...it has been six months of having this done by my own doctor (who I am seeing privately) and I really feel uneasy having to go through that again with someone else. I am unsure as to what will happen at this appointment - I already have a diagnosis - so will I need to be examined again? And how much information do I have to give over to another party? I have kept my illness very private and quiet and only a select few people know - I am worried about more people knowing. Also, what will the occupational health people need from me? Detailed reports of my illness? It is all proving very worrying and stressful. I really feel as though I am trying to plod on but do not know if I can face further tests to tell me the same thing as my body is not too strong currently.