Here's the explanation to the pathology report's General Comment of: "There is an apparent incision of the capsule with benign prostate parenchyma at the inked surgical margin".
While removing the prostate the Dr. accidentally made a small cut in the prostate, he didn't realize that he did at the time. He did tell me after the surgery that he had a hard time getting the prostate out because of the medication I had been on prior to the surgery, he said that the prostate was sticky and hard to remove. The pathologist found the cut and investigated whether or not there was a problem caused by it. There didn't appear to be because the margin was benign for cancer.
The Dr. didn't mention it during our discussion because it was a non-factor in the surgery. I would have appreciated a quick explanation when we were discussing the report but I do believe that the Dr. just missed it during our discussion.
I would have worried about this all weekend but one of our Healingwell buddies gave me an explanation that matched up to exactly what the doctor said.
Thanx Curt, you saved me a couple of sleepless nights.
Biopsy- 12 cores, 4 positive highest 4+4=8
Bone scan, CT scan and Chest X-ray clear 4/16/08
Urologist suggested surgery 4/16/08
MRI on 4/24/08 clear no suggestion of lymph node involvement.
4/24/08 -Started on Lupron and Casodex preparing for HBRT and IMRT in late July. This treatment will not preclude me from surgery if I change my mind.
Decide to have DaVinci surgery after another consult with surgeon.
6/19/08- DaVinci surgery at University of Washington.
Waiting for pathology report results.