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Dbq Form For Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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I need to get the DBQ form to have the doctor fill out for an AO presumptive Soft Tissue Sarcoma (GIST) claim but I can't figure out which one to use. Can someone guide me to the right form please.

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This VA link suggests that not every disability DBQ is specific for all potential conditions and that a similar DBQ can be used (maybe for using the one for cancer in general and then by the doctor explaining the type of cancer you have and that it is definitely a soft tissue sarcoma.


This is a GIST AO award.

The decision makes an important point, and one that I had experience with years ago.

A vet friend had a STS and was an incountry Vietnam veteran.

However the medical descriptions of his type of cancer in his VA medical records were not within the STS list that VA uses. There are many types of STS cancers.And many medical descriptions for them that can be confusing.It wasn't a misdiagnosis, just that there are many STS terms.

He had to get a real doctor clearly define his type of cancer as one of the STS cancers on the AO presumptive list.

I dont think you will have a problem , if you have proven exposure to AO.

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Thanks Berta. This BVA case does help. I'll be damned if I can find a DBQ form that addresses any STS in it. This is considered an gastrointestinal illness but there is nothing under the Gastro DBQ's that I see addresses any sts.

I could have sworn I have seen other DBQ's that address cancers caused by toxins. I wish the VA had DBQ's for the presumptive illnesses that the VA has established for all presumptive illnesses, be it Gulf War, Vietnam etc.

Thanks again for your help.


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I agree. I think they do have one for AO Prostate cancer and AO Non Hodgkins lymphoma, AO Hodgkins, AO Hairy Cell B Leukemia , and AO CLL , not sure, but that is about it for AO presumptives.

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