it's great you are on the mend and have crossed that first bridge. But I am certain your doctor mention concern for your T3 staging and high risk cancer. The negative margins is good but it is clear he had reason to believe the outer wall of the protate was penetrated. Did he mention extraprostatic extention?
Still, you can do very well. You should look next into whether it is prudent to consider adjuvant therapies such as radiation or homonal therapy. I say this not to panic you but rather be prepared for what lies ahead. My tumor was larger and more advanced, but the Gleason less. Still my surgeon directed my to clinical oncology right out of surgery. And within two weeks of my surgery I was in my first visit to a prostate cancer hematologist. You can do very well and I expect you will. But please look ahead and be proactive.
Out of curiousity, he stated no lymphatic invasion yet signalled unknown in the TNM. How many lymph nodes were dissected?
Peace and good healing.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 15, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
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