We all start getting a little nervous before our big date but don't worry. You did your research, you studied, you read, you sought input, you have made a decision.
I've read some about your Doctor but have no personal experience with him. I even considered seeing him but felt I was being strongly led to a different Doctor by things that were happening that I could not ignore. Don't start second quessing your decision. It's normal to want to know as much about your Doctor as you can find after all he is going to be performing a very detailed important surgery on you.
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Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN.
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex