FYI- PCa has many variants and variables~is your pathology correctly identified??? How do you know?

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zufus
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   Posted 3/1/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Listing sites to show you that there are many variant types of PCa found, one of them mimics normal looking cells too(see link below of www.prostate-help..). A couple sources herein, read about pathology and learn that there are 3 different ploidity types on DNA cell structure and the further from normal cell structure you are the worse your prognosis might become. (You have to pay extra to get the ploidity analysis, might be worth it to know....worth sending your slides to the few real experts to determine what type of PCa do you have...an 2nd opinion on slides and probably more accurate assessment of your slides..your uro-dco has no clue and would not even know your Gleason score...except by reading the information from the pathologist report(s) etc.
 
Sites:  www.webpathology.com/case.asp?case=23    (corrected website-thanks next poster)
 
The first two listed give you alot to think about and know.
 
 


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Post Edited (zufus) : 3/2/2010 12:33:53 PM (GMT-7)


defender3
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   Posted 3/1/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for even more to think about. wink

Correction to your first link:

http://www.webpathology.com/case.asp?case=23

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/1/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the additional info
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


zufus
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   Posted 3/1/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep had a darn typo and it came up as a link anyway, thanks for pointing that out...my error...I since corrected on my first thread.
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)

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