This morning I received notification from the Veteran's Administration that my VA claim for Prostate cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam was approved at a 100% service connection. The VA stated the rating was awarded due to "Prostate cancer associated with herbicide exposure".
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer May 3, 2011 by VA doctors at the Veteran's hospital in Loma Linda, CA. I had a Gleason score of 6, 3+3. The cancer was in 3 areas of my prostate. I chose External Beam Radiation Therapy with radioactive seeds implanted to treat my cancer. I went through radiation at the Veteran's hospital in West Los Angeles, CA December 2011 - February 2012. My PSA at the end of radiation was 2.78. This week at my 3rd follow up exam with my urologist, my PSA was 1.35. It continues to drop with each PSA test.
I had filed a claim with the VA in June, 2011. I had served in Vietnam in 1967 - 1968. I was in the United States Marine Corp.View Thread
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer May 3 of this year. I have a Gleason score of 6. I am scheduled to begin external beam radiation treatments this month. My understanding is the treatments are Mon-Fri for 9-12 weeks. Is this accurate? How bad are the side affects? How long do they last?View Thread