Just thought I would add this for any one interested. If you file a claim with the VA and it is rated "service connected" and you are undergoing treatment you should receive a check from the VA as long as you are on some sort of treatment for the prostate cancer - be it surgery, pills, radiation, etc. You will get a check from the VA for the duration of your treatment and up to 6 months from when your treatment ends. You will be requested to have an exam by the VA when your treatment ends to determine the residuals of your treatment and then you will be rated on the residuals. This service connected disability is a very good thing to have if you qualify - it helps to give you peace of mind knowing if you loose your health insurance and your PC is service connected through the VA - you won't have to worry about
the costs of treatments - they will pick up your care.
Husband's original PSA 32 in 2005
cancer in 6 out of 12 samples - Gleason 9
Radiation / Hormone Implant since Dec 2005
Last PSA 4/07 - .08