I'm glad I found this forum. I'll give you my stats, you give me your wisdom!
Biopsy results were received 1/12/11. The biopsy was a transurethal with 7 cores as far as I can tell. I live in a small town without many resources and wasn't expecting all this great news. My PSA in November was 4.1. I am 48 years old. From Hillsboro, Ohio.
Here is the report ver batim
Prostate, right, biopsy. Adenocarcinoma of prostate, gleason score 3+4=7. Tumor involves 30% of the biopsy specimen. No Perineural invasion identified. Immunohistochemical stains for cytokeratin 34 beta e12 and p63 are supportive of the diagnosis.
Recieved in formalin are 3 white needle cores of soft tissue ranging from 1.7 to 2.2 cm in length with a diameter of slightly less than .1cm each. The specimen is submitted in toto (3 pieces, one cassette)
Prostate left biopsies: Prostate tissue, no tumor present. Immunohistochemical stains for cytokeratin 34 beta e12 and p63 are supportive of the diagnosis.
Received in formalin are multiple white to light tan needle cores of soft tissue ranging from 1.6 to 2.2 cm in length with a diameter of slightly less than .1cm each. The specimen is submitted in toto (4 pieces one casette)
Ok, so I am assuming that one core of the seven is positive?
I have scheduled an appointment with Dr. Ronny Abaza at the Arthur James cancer center for 2/9/11. I am leaning toward the robotic prostatectomy.
Although the incontinence has me petrified, I want this out of me, pronto. Any info or advice is greatly appreciated!