I had LRP about
eight months ago with one positive margin. I have had 2 PSA tests since and am undetectable. Sometimes a positive margin can be caused by the handling of the prostate after it is removed. In some cases the cells will die without the prostate. I would wait until the first PSA before making any decisions. If you have an e-mail address, I will forward an article to you by Dr. Patrick Walsh concerning positive margins.
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable
8/15/08- No more pads as of today Whoopee!!!