#1. Get your slides reread. I did and a second pathologist looking at the same slides had a different read. It made a difference to my treatment choice. And, if you get back to pathologists agreeing you're a Gleason 6, then that's really good news and can give you confidence in taking the time to decide on treatment.
#2. Your PSA is very low. Mine was 1.5. Apparently, sometimes this can signal a more aggressive tumor than the Gleason score might indicate. I suggest you ask the doctors you visit about
I'll look forward to future reports,
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.
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