Sorry that your post op pathology was not what any of us want to hear. I believe that the seminal vessels are removed during surgery so it is not clear what impact that will have on you for the future. I guess it leaves as an
open question whether there is any remaining cancer in the area of the seminal vessels. Obviously you will want to get a PSA test as soon as possible to give some indication of where you stand. It sounds like you might be a good candidate for some radiation treatment to hopefully wipe out any remaining cancer near the prostate. Take a look at the new thread that I recently established (i.e., Recurring Prostate Cancer After Failed Surgery and Radiation). The thread is still a work in progress, but it might be helpful. Best of luck and all good wishes as you move forward.
P.S. What your situation points out (and you are far from alone in this respect) is that none of us can fully rely on our pre-treatment Gleason and stage of cancer in selecting a treatment option. If we don't have surgery (which I did not opt for), it certainly becomes a game of chance as to just how bad one's stage of PC is.
68, Biopsy 9/27/06, Stage T1c, PSA 7.1, Gleason 6 [less than 5% in two areas], Gleason 7 (3+4) [less than 20% in third area], negative DRE, bone scan and MRI. Starting proton radiation therapy 2/22/07.
Post Edited (pcdave) : 3/19/2007 4:08:49 PM (GMT-6)