I visit healing well frequently but do not often post. This past weekend I was up in NYC Visiting my son who is a first year medical school student at Cornell University. He was able to show me the cadaver that his group was disecting in anatomy lab. He showed me the prostate and pointed out when they had disected the prostate the numerous seeds that had been implanted. It was interesting to see this and to also see the changes that were caused by the radiation.
This person's cancer had also spread since my son was able to show me large amounts of cancer up into the ribcage area.
I'm not sure what line of medicine my son will choose when he graduates med school but it was an unique opportunity to see treatment and spread of the cancer.
Age 57 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN.
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Involved
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
Twenty month PSA - 0
26 month PSA - 0 !