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anxiety out the roof
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   Posted 1/15/2011 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got my pathology report. It stated 3+3=6 ( tertiary pattern 4) What does the tertiary pattern 4 mean ?

ChrisR
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   Posted 1/15/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
It means they found a very small amount of grade 4 cells.
Dx @ 42years old on 4/2008
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
open RP 10/08 Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA
10/15/2009 <.1
10/15/2010 <0.03
10/15/2011 -

Casey59
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   Posted 1/15/2011 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Chris is correct. Basically, less than 5%. Read this from the Johns Hopkins Pathology Department:  LINK

anxiety out the roof
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   Posted 1/15/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks to all. Chris- I didn't get a chance to ask Partin your question. sorry.
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