If a plug was comprised of 70% normal cells, 20% grade 3 cells and 10% grade 4 cells that particular plug would be a Gleason 3+4=7 with 30% involvement.
Just wondering if a plug was comprised of 70% normal cells, 10% grade 3 and 20% grade 4, would that particular plug have a Gleason of 4+3 = 7 always making a 4+3 worse than a 3+4?
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%. Cancer indicated as non aggressive. Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario. Excellent surgeon.
7 Weeks Post Op - The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!. Otherwise, everything went very smoothly. Incontinence not a problem. Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 07/10.