Hi I'm Looking for some constructive advice. General Information: I'm a student 3rd year will have a degree by end of 2010 (hopefully) U.O.T.C. cadet for 2 yrs (left to concentrate on final year) I failed A.O.S.B. Briefing -CAT4 (much to my embarrassment) Why I failed- Interview lacked personality until I was asked questions on familiar subjects. Lacked influence in command tasks, although came up with many good ideas. Below average MAPS test result knock on effect terrible plan ex (couldn't think straight) I noticed a lump in my neck prior to A.O.S.B.(I thought it was a pulled muscle from pull ups). It then blew right up a few days after A.O.S.B. Briefing- couldn't move my neck at all-4 months down the line, 1 operation later I find out I've got cancer. I did my A.O.S.B. in 2009 -if I can remember early October. At the time i accepted that CAT4 meant I just didn't have what it takes, but now I'm not so sure- I know I'm not an idiot and I think I could have been suffering the affects of the cancer even as early as the A.O.S.B., I'm about to embark on Chemo, I've been told this cancer has a good success rate among the young. The Question: Is it worth contacting my sponsor and trying to appeal so i can go again to briefing later in life with Hopefully a clean slate to match my clean bill of health, or is it too late and Should I just accept the hand I've been dealt. thanks to anyone who replies with helpful advice.