Jason, welcome to the forum. As Michael said, do you get a second opinion from Dr. Jonathan Epstein at Johns Hopkins. Many guys are upgraded or downgrade and Epstein is the gold standard in prostate pathology
This is standard operating procedure or you can just ask your urologist office to send the slides to Epstein at Johns Hopkins he will know what to do.
Also as Michael said you have many options. Talk to a radiation oncologist and specializes in also is Michael Sarina have many options. Talk to radiation oncologist specializes in SBRT Also known as cyber knife. Then talk to a radiation oncologist who specializes in Brachytherapy.
Then make an educated decision. I’m a surgery guy but I checked out all options first so that I know I was making informed decisions and wouldn’t look back matter what happens.
Then making educated decision. I’m the surgery guy but I checked out all options first so that I know I was making informed wouldn’t look back matter what happened
there’s no one right answer everybody is different and it’s a very personal decision.
As Michael said it would be 2 to 3 months at least before you could lift weights after surgery and I think even then you would have to observe limits f as Michael said it would be 2 to 3 months at least before you could lift weights after surgery and I think even then you would have to observe limits for a while or a while
As far as your question about
whether It can come back? Unfortunately yes it can most guys with Gleason 6 and Gleason 7(3+4) Are cured after primary treatment. But some but some Eureka do recur. (I’m one) . But even then there are treatments that can still be curative.
I’m sure your head is spinning right now, try to relax and keep your thoughts and perspective. This is a very slow growing this is for most people, and with today’s treatment it’s almost always manageable as a chr i’m sure your head is spinning right now, try to relax and keep your thoughts and perspective this is a very slow growing disease for most people, and with today’s treatments it’s almost always manageable chronic disease for many years either the cage onic disease for many many years. Even decades. Even for life, till something else gets you,
Hang in there and keep us posted
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I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
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