Jump to content
VA Disability Community via Hadit.com

 Ask Your VA Claims Question  

 Read Current Posts 

  Read Disability Claims Articles 
View All Forums | Chats and Other Events | Donate | Blogs | New Users |  Search  | Rules 

  • homepage-banner-2024-2.png

  • donate-be-a-hero.png

  • 0

Tongue Cancer

Rate this question

joseph Bruno


I reapplied for compensation for base of Tongue Cancer. Due to the PACT act I do qualify and received a letter that the government accepts responsibility. I have traveled to Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Oman in the 90's and 2000's. 

On Jan 22, 2024 I will be going to a Medical exam by QTC a contractor. My question is there any key words that would help my rating? I'm 62 years old.  Currently Im at 10% for Tinnitus. My cancer was diagnosed in 2007.  I was also rejected benefits in 2017 when I applied.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Popular Days

Top Posters For This Question

2 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
  • Moderator

Keywords? No, not really. If you have access to your Capri records (VAMC- you can download from MyHealthVet or VA.Gov) and/or some of your service records you can type up a brief synopsis of dates, places, and exposures, along with any key medical facts like date of original Dx, etc. The examiners generally don't accept information handed to them, and all of the above should already be in what was transmitted to them, anyway. Still, it will help you keep your answer to whatever questions they ask you on task and accurate with less rambling and trying to remember things, especially if you get flustered during exams. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Moderator

I tell vets when they go to the doc, know what to say when the doc asks "how are you?"  

Probably dont answer the proverbial "fine", if you are NOT FINE.  You will be backpedalling the whole exam.  

What to do instead.  Tell the doc how you feel ON YOUR WORST DAY.  

Example (Do not use my example):

   How are you Veteran? 

You:  Better Today.  Tuesday, my wife had to take me to the ER, as I could not breathe.  My tongue was swollen up and I was in a panic and I thought I was gonna die..........

Describe your symptoms on your worst day, not your best day.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

Guidelines and Terms of Use