We the results have just come back from the more experienced pathologist recommended by Bill - Dr Delprado.
Unfortunately he has diagnosed my husband with prostate cancer - 10% of one core out of the total 12 cores is Gleason 3+3. It is in the
But there is another suspicious area in the Apex.
I am in shock, I still have to break the news to my husband as the results came in the mail.
I am quite amazed that the urologist hasn't even bothered to call yet.
I think we will need to carefully consider our options - the two names I have for good prostate surgeons are Dr Phillip Stricker (from NotHard) and Bill I think you mentioned somewhere a surgeon in the Sutherland shire who does nerve transplants if nerves have to be removed. Do you remember the name of the surgeon? Anybody elses thought's on who I should research would be much appreciated.
Husband's age: 52
In 2007 my husbands PSA levels were 2.5.
In Feb 2008 they were 1.7
In Oct 2009 they were 3.67 with a free PSA ratio of 27
In Feb 2010 they were 4.03 with a free PSA ratio of 31.
Referred to urologist. DRE normal.
Biopsy 28/4/2010: results, negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs on left side of prostate at base, apex and at transition resulting in the conclusion "...small acinar proliferation is suspicious but not diagnostic for prostatic adenocarcinoma."
Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, results,
1 out of 12 core diagnosed with 10% of Gleason score 3+3 cancer (left transitional)
1 out of 12 cores with ASAP (left apex), suspicious but not diagnostic of cancer
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