Mermaid, a common statement is that about 30% of the time a second opinion gives a different gleason score. And it's about 50-50 between upgrade and downgrade.
Do try to get a copy of the biopsy report and share the details here. We can help you interpret.
There are several guys here who have done SBRT and they report good results with minimal unpleasantness during or after.
Halbert, I remember reading an article by Dr. Epstein which said that second opinions give different Gleason scores in 1-2% of the readings. If you recall, I would appreciate your letting me know the basis of the 30%. Thanks.
PSA - May 2014 - 2.1, Oct. 2015 - 3.4, April 2016 - 4.0
April 2016 - DRE (Left lobe rubbery - 40 gram or +2 size)
Prostate approximately 54 grams
Needle Biopsy Results of May 27, 2016
Diagnosis: Prostatic adenocarcinoma involving the right lateral apex biopsy.
1. Right lateral apex - Prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 7 (3+4) (Grade Group 2 of 5), involving one of two fragments, less than 5% of the tissue.
5. Right mid - Prostate tissue with rare atypical small glands, adjacent to high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia, suspicious for prostatic adenocarcinoma, cannot exclude outpouchings of high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.
Remaining 10 cores were benign, however 6 had inflammations and 2 also had grandular atrophy.
July 2007 - Heart Attack - 2 Stents
August 2007 - Ventrical Fibrallation - Defibrallator Implanted
2012 - Gallbladder Removal