Well, I received the pathology report from Monday's confirmatory biopsy, and it revealed 1 core of 14, Gleason 3+3, 2% of core.
Given these results, the docs believe I am good to go regarding continuing with active surveillance... which is just downright fine by me!
A couple questions for the pros out there:
1. On this biopsy, the small amount of cancer was found on the left side. The previous biopsy only showed cancer on the right side. Does this raise different concerns?
2. On the benign samples, many were labelled with "chronic inflammation" -- is this just prostatitis? Could all of these biopsies (six now since 2009) have banged up my prostate a bit?
Thanks for everyone's help here.
Age 52 at Dx - 8/17 (5th biopsy); MSKCC - NYC
2 of 14 cores: Right base medial, G6 (3+3), 1%, 0.1mm; Right apex medial, G6 (3+3), 3%, 0.5mm
6/17, Pre-biopsy: MRI - PI-RADS 3 - hypointensity in peripheral zone; no dominant lesion or adenopathy
Prostate vol. = 43cc
PCA3 = 29
PSA at Dx: 6.19, fPSA = 23%
PSA, 2/18 -- 6.06
Confirmation biopsy (4/18) - 1of14 cores: Left apex medial, G6 (3+3), 2%, 0.3m
Post Edited (Hope4Happiness) : 4/18/2018 3:41:33 PM (GMT-6)