Today I got the results of a follow up biopsy at 18 months from inital diagnoses.
Original biopsy Feb / 2009 showed 3 out of 10 cores positive (3%, 5%, 15%) all G6.
The latest biopsy showed I still have three positive cores from the exact same locations in the prostate with these reading.
20% - G6
50% - G6
70% - G7 (3+4)
I was shocked at the volume growth and the grade progression. My PSA was only 3.96 at the time of this biopsy. Surgery is in the process of being arranged.
For those continuing on A/S don't over look the value of periodic biopsies.
PSA alone does not always reveal what is going on.
Oct/07: PSA 2.63, Jan/08: PSA 2.32, July/08: PSA 4.30,
Jan/09: PSA 3.48 / Free PSA 10%
Feb/09 - Biopsy - cancer diagnosed - age 55
PSA at time of Biopsy - 3.48
Trus volume: 34cc
3 out of 10 cores positive
one core @ 15%
One core @3%
one core @ 5%
Overall percentage of tissue involved - 2%
Gleeson 3+3Now on Active Surveillance July/09: PSA 3.16Jan/10: PSA 2.77July/10: PSA 3.96
Current Age 56