Not heard of any different types of SVI.
Interesting that is was spotted with ultrasound (I have never heard of it being picked up at biopsy, as I was under the impression that uros try to avoid jabbing needles in there duringa biopsy.)
It was my (one-sided) SVI that meant I was not surprised that surgery was not enough to get me into the Zero club.
RT aimed at the prostate bed and thus at the edges of whee the SVI had been as well did get me into the zero club. The hope is thus that the cancer cells were simply moving slowly along that path via the seminal vesicles and not leaping about
all over the place, and that my PSA will stay down.
It was still a bit of a shock to get a post-op pathology that was so much worse than what the biopsy found.
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
Biop 2 of 12 pos
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr CT
66Gy 28 Apr to 11 Jun 10
Tired + weird BMs
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
12 Jan 11 PSA <0.1
Post Edited (English Alf) : 3/5/2011 4:36:45 AM (GMT-7)