We went to see my husbands urolgogist today to get the results from his patholgoy report. I think it was favorable all things considered for any treatment.
Left base showed possibly pre-cancer the others, no abnormal cells
right base no abnormal cells
right mid, gleason 6 3+3,one of 3 cores involved, tumor involvement 8%
right apex gleason 6 3+3,two of 3 cores involved, tumor involvement 10%
Stage T1c. Although he felt something on the exam it was not a nodule so he said it could be interpreted as T2a but he didn't do that.
I was expecting a big endorsement for surgery but he just explained all the options to us. Said we could do AS, Robotic surgery, several options on radiation and gave us a referral for a radiologist.
He was very forthcoming on side effects of surgery and said ED probably about 50% with surgery of varying degrees had a lot to do with function prior to. Urinary he said 90% get most return after 6 mo to a year. This is the one I am not sure of how accurate that is.
Good thing is he felt there was no problem doing AS until we get medicare in place. That releaves quite a bit of stress.
Thanks for all your help in preparing us for this, plus what an eduction we got concerning PC. Telling our neighbors and friends as most are a bit younger.