Just today got my post-surgery pathology report. Looks good on the surface.
Final gleason 3+4=7, tumor involved 20%, all margins clear, seminal vessels clear, lymph nodes clear, prostate 42 grams, pT2c pn0 pMX
The rest of it indicated that the cancer was contained, and it should mean that they got all the cancer before it had spread and grown much more.
Despite how I am feeling physically right now, this is encouraging to me, and perhaps I will be one of the 90-95% that will be cured of PC.
Just wanted to share the news. Only took 21 days to get the report, but at last I know and don't have to fear the results.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 7-2008 12.3
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Periunual Invasion noted & High Grade PIN noted
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Nerve bundles not able to be spared, awaiting pathology report, Cath scheduled to be removed on 12-15-2008, staples removed 11-24-8