My husband, 73 next week, has had a history of enlarged prostate, PSA going up and down, on finesteride for 20 years, and has had quite a few biopsies over the years. Last one in 2012.
He goes through the VA.
Last August 2020 he had his PSA test. The results were sent to his primary care dr, then to his urologist In OCTOBER. January 2021, he was informed by his pcp that his PSa had doubled in one year...it was 8.58.
Dr. advised an MRI because the urologist suggested this ( he suggested this LAST OCTOBER, I learned).
He had the MRI in late January, a lesion Pi-rads 4 was found in right lobe.
Biopsy was finally done last week, March 29th. Prostate volume was 99.6g ( ?)
He bled profusely and I had to bring him back to the VA the following day. They put in a catheter and drained his bladder. Blockage. It was holding urine at a volume of 999 cc’s. The bag is still bloody, but urine is coming through. Catheter comes out Wednesday, same day as his results.
I saw his pathology report this morning, it was put on his patient portal. He doesn’t know.
It says the operative findings are: PROSTATE CANCER
POST OPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: PROSTATE CANCER.
Now here is my confusion. Each core sample was listed A-T. 16 of them read “ Benign prostatic tissue showing focal atrophy”. 4 read “ Benign prostatic tissue”.
How can they say Prostate Cancer, yet every core was benign? Am I missing something? And the lesion was Pi-rads 4, which I assumed was serious.
Any info would be appreciated.[img]
Post Edited (Artsygal) : 4/5/2021 9:09:41 PM (GMT-6)