Pathologist friend

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STW
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 6/15/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an interesting chat at a wedding reception this weekend. I've a friend who is a pathologist and he told me he'd checked in my specimen at the hospital. He said "I didn't know you were going to have surgery but figured it had to be you." (A google search suggests there are fewer than 10 others in the US with my name.)

He said he'd checked the final report and we talked a bit about what it said. He also said that my urologist would be the guy he'd see if/when he has the same problem.

All in all, it is comforting to know that a friend has got your back. I'm getting a copy of the full report from him this week.
Diagnosed at 54
PSA 8.7
Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores positive, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7
Neg bone scan 1/15/09
One shot Lupron Depot 1/27/09
Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg lymph nodes, postive seminal vesicle, 1 positive margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5
Catheter out at 2 weeks no nighttime incontinence
Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2692
   Posted 6/15/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
The uro should give you a report of all your tests anyway !
Age 58
PSA 4.47
Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09
Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved
pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.
Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Thankful for early diagnosis, and U.S. healthcare
Living the Good Life, cancer free
6 week PSA undetectable. 

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