I think the post from shortyjack has wound up in the wrong thread. Steve N' Dallas, are you here?
Tomz55 --- your question is a good one, and puzzling to me. Others may well have an answer. My guess would be that the only tumor tissue found was Gleason 4, so that would be an 8. Also, it seems there is very little of it --- a small tumor caught early. I wonder what your PSA is? What prompted the biospy?
I'm quite sure a second biosy isn't needed, but getting a second read by a different pathologist is always a good idea.
I'll be watching with interest to see what others have to say/suggest.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours. Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7
First post op PSA Sept 09 less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02