I guess no matter how much they find it's still cancer, whether it's one core or 5 positive, they apparently still act on it. My husbands original biopsy showed a higher gleason score and percentages. The Final surgery path report showed a lower gleason score and only 5% containment. We're not going to argue with that.. lower is better! The reports were taken at different hospitals, thus different individuals. We sure are at their mercy to report to us the correct findings.
Husband 55 years old
PSA taken on routine health exam
06/18/07 PSA 9.2
07/14/07 Put on antibiotics for a month
09/18/07 PSA 8.77
09/18/07 PSA % Free 9.61
10/17/07 Biopsy = Gleason 3 + 4 (7)
10/17/07 Biopsy 40% Right Side less than 5% Left Side
12/31/07 D Day! Davinci Surgery Day - Jon Huntsman Cancer Institute
12/31/07 Left side nerves spared, Right side partial, right nodes taken
01/03/08 Home from the hospital! Let the healing begin!
01/11/08 Cath removed, post-op gleason 3 + 3 = 6, nodes clear
Margins - capsular invasion but no penetration. T2C