As many others have previously posted, there are no guarantees. My family had to learn it the hard way. My father's MRI came back negative for lymph node involvement, and his odds of lymph node involvment were <.11%. We were thrilled and very optimistic for good news regarding the post op path report, and were devestated to learn that a lymph node was involved. We didn't learn until afterwards, the accuracy (or lack of) of the dx tests.
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.
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