How long do they keep your prostate at the hospital of surgery and path report, if you want a 2nd opinion of post op pathology report.
This is a good question. Now, after reading all the posts in this thread, I think I'd like to get a second opinion as well.
FairRider, how did you go about getting the second opinion on the pathology report and how long after surgery were you able to get it?
My margins were clear, but the original post op path report said, "tumor extends out to but not through postatic capsule". Kind of close
Age: 50 (March 2008)
DX 1/08 @ 49 yo
7/05: PSA 2.6 DRE Normal
9/07: PSA 3.4 DRE Normal
1/08: Biopsy 1 of 12 cores with 10% involvement, T1c, Gleason 3+3=6
4/08/08: Da Vinci Rad. prostectomy @ Banner Thunderbird, 5 hrs.
Advised both nerve bundles spared
Post Op Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate, pT2c, NX, DX
Gleason is 3+3=6, bilateral with 15% total involvement near apex
Margins and Seminal Vesicles negative!!!
4/18/08: Staples and Catheter removed. Drip, drip, drip, drip...