Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery”instead of ‘I have a question.
Knowledgeable people who don’t have time to read all posts may skip yours if your need isn’t clear in the title.
I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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My husband was recently diagnosed with lung cancer, and is an AO Vietnam Vet.
The diagnosis occurred during a surgical biopsy and a lobe of his lung was removed at that time. Fortunately, it was caught early enough that he did not need any other treatment.
While he was hospitalized after the surgery we became aware that lung cancer is on the presumptive list for Agent Orange. He filed with the VA as soon as he was able, about a month later.
My question is this: Does the rating system for lung cancer work the same as for prostate cancer - will the fact that he filed after the surgical treatment of his lung cancer mean that he was then considered in remission (since no other treatment was needed) and would only be rated on residuals?
The only way he could have filed prior to treatment was to have stopped the surgery, filed the claim, and then have the lobe removed, which would of course have been nonsensical.
But is this nonsensical course of action the only way for him to have obtained benefits?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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