I have to join Ray & Arnie in praising Dr. Lee for his efforts.
He's very experienced and takes extra steps which, in my opinion, is a sign of an experienced and caring doctor. You can see from my signature that I have an extracapsular extension. Dr . Lee assured me he cut more tissue around the prostate during surgery just for a possibility of the case like mine.
Initially, I was going to perform HIFU procedure, but, since my prostate had too much calcium, there was a danger ultrasound wouldn't be ablt to get through to the cancerous cells. I ended up with surgery and, so far, don't have ant regrets.
I'm two months after surgery and, except for ED, everything is pretty much back to normal.
Age - 54
Diagnosed - 09/2009
Gleason - 3+3
PSA - 6.7
4 out of 12 cores positive on the left side
MRI shows none on the left side and "cancerous" issues on the right side
RRP on 02/03 with Dr. Lee in Philly
One night stay, nerves bundles are preserved on both sides.
After catherer removed - 90% continent
Prostate - 66g
Capsular involvement: Into but not through capsule.
Seminal vesicle invasion: None
Positive margins: None
Gleason score - 3+4=7
Extracapsular extension: Yes, right anterior aspect, 27 and 33 mm from apex (blocks 1GG and 100)