You can google sites and find great information about pathology for a quick lessons in terminology and meanings. Do you know what diploid DNA structures in cells is about(plodity testing in other words??), perinueral invasion, high grade PIN vs. PIN Differentiated cells, variant types of PCa., do you know how the methodology-science of this is done????
The experts (there are some others): Bostwick (Bostwick Labs), Oppenheimer, Epstein
Bostwick and Oppenheimer I know have good information, also you may to contact such folks for expert review on your pathology, which is not stupid or a waste of your money for many people anyway. Insurance may or may not cover 2nd opinion on slides, it is probably worth the expense to you to know more definitively what grade or variant of PCa you might actually have, there are atleast 18 PCa types, the average pathologist is not comparitive to these experts is the bottom line. Upon reviews many times the local pathologist got it with less accuracy.
I met Bostwick at a PCa support group once, this guy is not faking his passion for PCa, he spoke for about 1-hour and you can see, feel, and darn near touch his passion for this, and probably that is why he is so darn good at what he does. Probably the other experts are under this same passion for their work and reputations. Don't want to seemed over biased, they not are given acolades for their mug shots.
Keep on rockin in the free world (Neil Young if like rock n roll)
Post Edited (zufus) : 1/4/2009 8:44:26 AM (GMT-7)