Does Tumor size play a role in reoccurance rates

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Radical
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   Posted 3/9/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys, does anybody know !
How much importance is placed on Tumor Volume after surgery, ie relationship between tumor volume and prostate volume.  I would assume the smaller the tumor or tumor's the better !
Does this play a part in reoccurance rates ? or is it more whether or not it is contained or not ? 
I have been told that tumor size is as important as gleason score, for reoccurance !

Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Stage T2c
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week (unbelievable)
ED- taking Meds/ No result yet
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/9/2009 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
If the tumor is 100% contained to the prostrate - it's size shouldn't matter.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 

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