let get this hospital thing cleared up.
i haven't posted my post surgery and pathology reports when prostrate was removed.
i did have a radical perineal surgery. i had a 2 1/2 day stay at the hospital and went home with a catherter.
had it for 10 days and removed .only leakage i have now is when i cough , or lifting.
the report you saw was from the pathologist. this was my biopsy.
now after surgery and waited for 6 weeks i had a psa and it was 0.55, and then month later it was 0.39.
just had one done on monday and now it is 0.45.so it is now climbing back up. oncologist want to do radiation treatments.
he doesn't want psa at 1.0 and then cure rate will be down. you are right what a small cancer nodule . if i didn't get routine physicals evey year this might
gotten worse.thanks to my family doctor for finding this.i don't know if surgeron got all of it when he removed it or it moved into the tissue nearby.
i don't know if i should jump into this right now, i am going to another cancer oncologist and get another opinion.the cancer center that wants me to stay at the hospital is 2 1/2 hour drive one way.actually its near the hospital.the place i will stay, its called house of care and they told me its about 20.00 a day. my local cancer center is at my hospital and i don't know if i can still work, or take a leave . i hear about the side effects on forum that doesn't sound pleasant.
i am getting kinda scared on waiting to hear from oncologists and this waiting might not be good.my psa should of been zero after surgery, but dr. told me it takes some time to get all it out of system. oncologist thinks that the tissue that was near where prostrate was taken out might have some cells there and this where he wants to zap with radiation. i hopeing it is. this where my bladder sits and this is a concern.
had rectal exam and found prostrate nodule detected.
psa was .097 before exam.
referred to urologist and also rectal exam , but couldn't feel anything.
we discussed about biopsy to be on safe side.
specimen is received in formalin in 8 parts labeled A-H.
prostrate biopsies, right apex,right mid, right base, left apex , left mid, left base , right anterior horn,
and left anterior horn.
A-G ------ no atypia or malignancy found.
H---- prostrate needle biopsy, left anterior horn: Adenocarcarcinoma,
gleason score 3 + 4= 7, 4 mm in greatest linear dimension, involving approximately 20% of tissue from this site. less than 1ml cancer and less 1% of gland involved.