Good luck Paul, that must be a funny, as in weird, feeling, just imagine the buzz as the sound of cancer cells being blasted away. The positive margin in this case is your friend. Im believing you know the rational for that , so won't explain. Just had a possible insight, in that the younger you are, your chances may be better in that it takes time for cells to get out of the local area. any studies done on this concept, I dinnah know! At my age even with organ confined I bet I have had pca in some form for 10 to 15 years. I doubt very much you have. I got lucky, I hope, in that from what I was told by uro who biopsied and surgeon who snatched it, thank you Doctor Dalkin, that the main tumor,while being in right apex, was a good distance from the edge. I was multi focal tho, who isn't. Whoever is unifocal is for sure, one of you young bucks, and thats the way it should be. don't let anyone tell you that luck isn't a factor. Ex: I was one who refused to do psa's due to its controversy. heck I was fit, strong, blah,blah. It was my cardiologist, didn't need one but hooked up with mine for future. Any time I did bloodwork he would ck psa box, I would erase it, he was persistent thru 3 cycles, finally, in deference to him, I ran it thru, bingo, 8.1.........
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving