The PDF is outdated and uses AJCC1997 tables which can confuse a stage 3 guy. The major change in AJCC2002 was the rolling of Stages 3A and 3B into simply 3A. Stage 3C has been deleted and is now 3B (SVI positive). The MSK nomagram is the best. If you want to look up probabilities then look at the MSK nomagram. Make sure if you use any nomagram what AJCC table was used in the pathology ~ 1992, 1997, 2002, or the current 2007.
Lew, you are going to look at them we all do. You will see your prognosis is good. But the bottom end numbers can scare you a bit. Remember that these are probabilities and they take in account of where we were with treatment many years ago in order to show 10 year probability. We have come a long way in recent years and these numbers will drop in time. My biggest line here at HW I thought valuable enough to put in my signature ~ Stay Positive.
Lew one more thing. If you can, have your slides went to Johns Hopkins for a second opin on the margins and Gleason. Jon Epstein is considered one of the best PCa pathologists, and he will review anything prostate cancer when sent to JHU...
Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 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 (May 11, 2009): <0.1
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