We can all learn from your experience and your positive attitude towards this disease. Hope your next 5 years brings a good out come in your life.
I am T3a N1 which is unfavourable intermediate risk. My RO and URO said that because of my relatively low PSA before surgery 4/13, (7.2), only 2 of 8 cores + in a 13cc prostate,(pretty small), more 3+4 than 4+3, only 1 LN+(2mm lesion), over the last 5 + years of AS having a lower PSA (1.17) ,6/18, than after surgery(2.8), my situation was a little different from the usual T3a N1.
I feel confident that with 5 years gone with little disruption to my life, bring on the next 20.
Age =69, 12/12 psa=6.6, DRE, lump on prostate. 1/13 BX, 2 of the 8 core biopsies PCa, G=3+4=60%, 4+3=40% of tumor, CT=NEG, BS=NEG,CS= T3A N1. RRP with LN, 4/13. BX, 2mm in LN. 13 cc gland PSA= 2.8 6/13, PSA=3.1 12/13, PSA=2.82 3/18, PSA=1.17 6/18, PSMA PET scan 8/18= 2 presacral LN+ , 3 weeks Casodex 9/18, 6 months Lupron 9/18, 6 weeks RT 11/18https://daveincoldstream.blogspot.com
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