Actually you can have EPE and a Negative margin. What they they did was cut wide around away from prostate. It's not just hanging in free space there. They just did not cut wide enough. This is NOT an error, nor necessarily a " bad surgeon" It happens!
I was going to explain margins and all but gots to go. I will gently say this. You need to educate yourself other than thru forum , such as books, support groups, etc cause tho we are smart, we are layman, some with more knowledge than most Gp's, and a fair amount of urologist.s but......... Walshes book has great explanation of margins. the upgrade ain't that bad, betcha mostly 3's. Relax you are going thru what we all went thru. You will realise this as time goes on, we are just trying to give you a shortcut to that point. Enjoy this season of Joy and Hope, you deserve it, Logo
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 68
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough ED penatration at 2 years with viaga. < .1 at 2 year mark " Hypocrisy is vices homage to virtue "
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