the pathology report that I talk about is for the prostate gland itself. after it was removed from Jeff, it was dissected and tested for cancer cells. the biopsy only takes a small part and does not show the whole picture. we all pray and hope that the pathology report will show that all the cancer was contained in the gland. fortunately, ours (actually, his) was. that's what we mean when we say the margins were clear.
it is interesting how each doctor does different tests. Jeff never had a bone scan, MRI, or anything else besides a biopsy.