Can anyone tell me why one of things that permanently bars you from joining the regulars is any past history of leukaemia. Surely, you've slogged through the chemo ( some say the biggest battle of all), got back to health and hopfully never have to do it again This is the situation I'm in. I'm keen to join full time but this condition permanently bars me doing this. I've been told everything is ticketyboo from the hospital and everything is back to normal. Have you never heard of Lance Armstrong? I'm sure he has proved that there is life after cancer. Would me still being a serving member of the Army (albeit part time) not count. Also with regular service in the past with (voluntary) mobilisation????? I ask this because a friend of mine has had cancer and is still in. Also , another pal has a prosthetic limb and is still in. Why does this condition ruin my chances. Another instance is when a fit youngster who had leukaemia as a child with no sign of it ever coming back, cannot join even when they are fit, keen and intelligent enough.