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Prostate Cancer Residual Ratings


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For any of you guys who have had prostate cancer surgery, what have your experiences been as far as the post treatment residual rating %. I know what "38 CFR Book C Schedule for Rating Disabilities" says, I'm curious what has happened in real life. Did you get 20, 40, or 60 %, did your rating go straight by the book? Any advice would be appreciated.

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For any of you guys who have had prostate cancer surgery, what have your experiences been as far as the post treatment residual rating %. I know what "38 CFR Book C Schedule for Rating Disabilities" says, I'm curious what has happened in real life. Did you get 20, 40, or 60 %, did your rating go straight by the book? Any advice would be appreciated.

I had prostate surgery in 9/2007, filed claim in 9/2007. In june 2008 C&P was done. My residues matched the requirements for 60% rating. Received 100% for six months ( 10/2007 thru April 2008) and sixty percent until VA calls. Almost forgot SMC was granted.

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Same as Isaac. SMC for loss of use of organ (prostate). Your final rating can be based on frequency, number of pads you use a day etc.

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Same as Isaac. SMC for loss of use of organ (prostate). Your final rating can be based on frequency, number of pads you use a day etc.

Yes, these are the replies I'm looking for. Were there ratings the result of the C&P exam or did you have to get your urologist involved? Was it a pretty straightforward process or was it a hassle getting the ratings? Thanks & good luck!

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The SMC "K' Award -if the prostate causes erectile dysfunction- is separate from any other residuals you could claim.

This claim has more info:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp08/files2/0815665.txt

I have a feeling there are plenty more claims at the BVA due to reductions for prostate cancer and yet the vet did have ratable residuals-

this vet also claimed depression- if the depression by medical evidence-came from having the prostate cancer that too could have been service connected.

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