You have similar questions that I had about
these tables. I studied (obsessed?) over them a great deal. A risk that we all share is that the clinical interpretation of the stage can "under-stage" the true extent of the cancer, and this can only be known on the post-surgery pathology. However, I interpreted the Partin Tables as probabilities based on the CLINICAL stage. In other words, the risk of under-staging at the clinical level is already "baked into" the probabilities for the Partin Tables. I welcome correction if someone disagrees. Your doctor should be able to tell you the clinical stage and give you reasons for the staging.
Age:45 (44 when diagnosed)
Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel
Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
Both nerve bundles spared.
Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.
11/04/07 First usable erection with Cialis
11/22/07 Thanksgiving - Bye-bye, pads
01/17/08 First post-surgery PSA result: < 0.008 ng/ml