I am 42 years old...
Psa 2.4 11/03
Psa 2.57 8/06
Psa 2.75 7/07
PSa 2.75 2/08 same as 7 months before
4 out of 52 or 56 cores depending on who you ask.
All cores "small focus" or 2% to 5% from original pathologist.
Gleason 6 from Epstien and local pathologist.
I had my slides read at Ohio State University and they said they were in conclusive. They had to send them to Johns Hopkins.
I was told from Dr. Partin that Gleason 6 was a default score and they don't go any lower then that.
Dr. Partin said "small focus" meant there was one cell in each slide.
I don't know how they can see or find one cell and how they can then grade it.
Anyway, none of this means anything because nobody can predict this cancer with any degree of accuracy.....I am just pissing in the wind with all of this. I will get it removed and hold my breath every day for as long as I have left until recurrence happens....
Post Edited (ChrisR) : 6/14/2008 7:16:12 PM (GMT-6)