Chris, welcome to our clan, glad at this point you don't have PC. A doctor really aid PC kills almost no one these days? What about
the 25,000 and higher that die every year because of it? Who is trying to fool who?
From what was advise above, I agree, there is a lot of difference between PIN and High Grade Pin. The HG PIN is more like to cross the line. At my first biopsy in 8/7, no PC, but areas of HG PIN. By my 3rd biopsy, in 9/8, was dx. with Gleason 7 PC. So in my case, it changed over fast. I think you are right for keeping a close eye on it, and doing extra PSA tests and biopsy if needed sounds like a good plan. Please stay in touch here, great bunch of people.
David in SC
56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery November 14, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/9/9 - pre-op, 1/13/9 - corrective operation scheduled at St. Francis
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes.
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9