I was told Friday that I had one positive margin but the cancer was incapsulated.. How can that be? I was told that I had a very unusual place for a postive margin, described as distal at the penis. Now after considerable research I believe they mean at the bottom of the prostate and research indicates that the five year good PSA is only 56% good.
Now my Doc says I still have an 86% of being cancer free. I also read that a positive margin means surgery failure. Man, I did not know that. All the Surgeons I interviewed stated their clear margins were 5% or less. I now believe I read that DaVinci is positive margins 35-45 % and open a little less.
I am trying to stay positive but I am feeling better from surgery everyday and I guess I am getting fiesty.
Anyone have knowledge of a positive distal marging and where by the cancer is considered contained or encapsulated.