As President Obama and top administration officials vow to investigate a growing scandal emerging from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Bend veteran is speaking out on the issue that hits too close to home.

"It's sad, like in a disgusting way," said the man, who didn't want to be identified, said Friday. "I don't know if I can trust the VA to do right by me." The VA and the Obama administration are under fire over the scandal that wounded warriors may have died waiting for care and the crisis allegedly covered up by the agency. The Bend veteran said his nightmare started two years ago, when he went to Bend's VA clinic for a check-up. "At first, they weren't sure what was wrong, but they'd get back to me," he said. "A week, two weeks went by, and I was left with a message on my answering machine telling me I might have cancer." He said he was scheduled for more appointments in the following weeks and months. He drove to Portland -- they lost his files. He said he had ultrasound over ultrasound, but no real answers.

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