16 gm prostate size

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   Posted 7/30/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all.   Got a copy of the Urologist's operative notes from husband's recent biopsy, while at the Rad. Oncologist.    Report  states the prostate size is 16 grams.  I just looked up the average size, and I think this is very small.   How does this correlate with his latest PSA being 10.3 ?  
{Born w/ only 1 kidney (on right), and just found out on CT scan there is no seminal vesicle or vas deferens on left side ). 
Wondering if due to congenital issues on the left side, he may have a smaller prostate, maybe smaller on only the left side ?   I will ask the doctor next time we meet about this, but just wondered if any of you gentlemen had any thoughts about this.   
We have embarked on the journey to find the best treatment.
Cranky's wife 
Latest PSA 10.3, percent free 8
Gleason 4 & 3 - 7 out of 12 cores (all on rt, 1 on left)  90%, 90%, 60%, 60%, 50%, 30%, 10%,  Perineural invasion noted

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/30/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi crankycrink...interesting monikar....about the size of prostate. I believe normal in younger men is about the size of a walnut...around 20 grams. But with age the prostate continues to grow and I am sorry, but I don't remember your husbands age from a prior post. But 16 grams would be small. My brother is about six years younger than me and his was said to be very small at 16 grams. And btw his PSA is 0.8. The smaller prostate could be a result of his other issues, but it maybe just what he was born with too.

Good luck to you and your husband as you journey in finding the best possible treatment for him.

Take care
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 7/30/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, 16 grams is small for an adult age prostate gland. That could work in your husband's advantage, because more treatment options would be available. Some men's are so large, they have to go through desperate means to shrink the prostate so that they can have a certain treatment. Please keep us posted.
Age 57, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again

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