Great question and I don't know on this, but this "honest" answer from a local surgeon whom came to an
open PCa support meeting as a speaker, and was
open to our questions. Naturally, I had been waiting to ask someone like him about
the sampling of prostate during prostate removal, as is supposed to occur and be checked immediately to determine if PCa has escaped beyond the capsule...and thus usually the patient is informed and sewed back up...as surgery would be done without cure (surgery still could be done to debulk tumor burden-however with patient agreeing). His answer floored me in that he said he did not sample all patients and patients with gleason 6 or 7 he didn't believe it was necessary to always sample??????? So some patients were never informed, I don't know if they didn't know to ask about
such or if thereafter the doc sugar coats rehtoric back saying in your case, 'all good' or such. I don't know alot about
surgery I could not go that route after investigation enough on my own case, do know more on radiations, hormone therapies.
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)
Post Edited (zufus) : 3/7/2010 7:07:29 AM (GMT-7)