I suppose there is also the question of anyone actually getting thier hands on the actul slides. Seems there would be issues with that, including how to store them and keep them safe from deteriation from humidity, temp changes, light exposure, etc. The odds a layman could read them to stage the Gleason is slim and none. There's often differences in grading among expert pathologists.
James C., Age 64, Kingsport, E. TN
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing
open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08