Hey ~ PositiveLife & Loved Ones,
Caring Enough to Share…..
A “Special” Warm Welcome to You!
This is truly a great forum!!! ~ “You” have joined! You are now part of our forum family ~ a group of wonderful individuals who are so willing to share their journey.
Thank you for joining all of us on this road to HealingWell…..
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER... and POWER conquers fear
The sharing of your journey is so important for so many (including you!)….
Our Journeys ~ Good, Bad, and/or Scary ~ must be shared so we can continue to learn and move forward. I’ve always felt that strength comes in numbers and this proves it!!!
HealingWell.com has 51,588 registered members and
HW’s Prostate Forum has over 22773 postings as I type this! WOW!!!
Strength in Numbers!!! Thanks for joining us!!!
Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers as you continue to move forward.
In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Here's a little more information ~
**Excerpts taken from “Dr. Patrick Walsh’s Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer”
by: Patrick C. Walsh, M.D. and Janet Farrar Worthington. Copyright 2001
This book gave us so much knowledge… and Knowledge is Power.
**What about Perineural Invasion?
As cancers grow, they compress normal tissue, looking for “elbow room”—spaces with less resistance, where they can spread. Nerves are usually surrounded by some empty space; for cancer, this is the real estate equivalent of a nice suburban lot with a big backyard—plenty of elbow room. Thus, it’s not uncommon to find prostate cancer in the spaces around the nerves; this is called ‘perineural invasion.” Because the nerves are most common close to the surface of the prostate, the findings of perineural invasion on a biopsy suggests that the cancer is close to the edge of the prostate, and may well have penetrated the capsule. However—this is important to keep in mind—cancer that has penetrated the capsule can still be cured. Which makes this a paradoxical finding—because, although men with perineural invaion are more likely to have capsular penetration than men without it, perineural invasion has no long-term impact on whether or not a man can be cured. For this reason, some noted pathologists have suggested that it should not even be commented on when found in a biopsy, because it’s not worth worrying about.
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
v We invite you to visit our personal thread: Click Here: “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring
April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)