I have read that many times the
location of the cancer that is confined within the prostate (based on biopsy) should be used in determining a course of treatment. Is this correct or misleading? The reason for the question is that I have four cores that are positive:
Left Mid Lateral-5%
Right Mid Lateral-30%
The two areas - R & L Mid lateral are what concern me. These are the areas next to the nerve bundles I think. Obviously I am wanting to spare the nerves. If I elect surgery and due to the locations and percentage is there still a chance of sparing nerves (best guess). And if I elect radiation, is the location too close and will that subsequently cause damage to the nerves?
I see alot of signatures that specify the number of cores, percentages etc, but not generally the location of the cores to base a judgement on. And if none of this has any bearing what-so-ever, I would appreciate those comments as well.
Thanks in advance for your comments,