"There was a clear correlation between pathological group and biochemical recurrence at 2 years post-surgery.
Patients in Group 5 had the highest risk for recurrence (at 66 percent)." That's me.
But I am very thrilled for you other fellas.
Yeah, me too, I'm screwed as I am in group 5+, SVI/SM+. 66% recurrence within 2 years, 89% at 10 years(actually as predicted in the other study by the Kattan). Dang, I didn't realize the odds were quite that bad, and that SVI was that much worse. I suspected, but did not know until now.
But, OTOH, I have only managed to reach 0.01 at 18 months. So that will take a big jump for me to reach BCR in 6 more months. But then again I have always been a big achiever, and there are still all of those years after year 2.
But on the other other hand, BCR is not death. I notice in Kaplan's tables the very worse case scenario(SM+,ECE+,SVI+) there is still 71% PC survival at 10 years. And I think this is based on patients from before 1999, so things might get even better, maybe.
PSA 10.9 ~112013
Bx on 112013 at age 64 yrs 11 months, with 5 of 12 pos with one G9(5+4), 1 PNI, T2B.
RALP with lymph nodes at Vanderbilt 021914. (nodes clear, but SV+, still G9 but down graded to 4+5, cut wide, but 1 tiny foci right at the edge of margin ) Pros. 106.7 gms!
At 15 months, not wearing a pad most days, mostly dry
PSA <.01 on 6/11, 8/20/14 and 3/4/15, up to .01 on 9/1/15