I only had 1% of 10 needle cores test positive on my origiinal biopsy and I was very close to waiting. In my case it seems I made the right decision looking back now to take it out.
I realize their are many brothers on this site with conditions that are staged much higher than mine but I am a little disappointed with the following information.
Seminal Vessels clear
Fat tissue around prostate clear
Gleason score up from 6 to 7
10% of both lobes cancerous
up from T1C to T2C
Cancer contained to the prostate
Tumer located in distal area of prostate
One close or positive margin in the distal portion of the prostate.
Going to talk to Oncologist but not sure if anything will be indicated at this time.
All in all it could be alot worse. I guess I will have to watch the PSA pretty close now.
diagnosed 01-08-08 53 years old
DRE always normal
Abnormal PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative
2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Highest PSA 10 ever
Lowest PSA 4
Current PSA 6
Bone and Ct scans negative
Staged at T1C
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
Dr. Arieh Shalhav
surgery at noon out to recovery at 500 pm
in recovery 3.5 hours
Cardiac arthmia issues
Surgery thursday pm home friday pm
Catheter out in 7 days typical early indications
10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear
fat tissue clear
Tumor on bottom of prostate distal
1 close margin
going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any