That was my mistake for using the word "node." I forgot it is a reference to lymph nodes as well. That's my problem of being an engineer, we use "node" for a lot of purposes
I changed my signature to say "side" instead of node, meaning one "side" of the prostate.My surgeon said the decision to take lymph nodes would be done during surgery if they appeared to be abnormal. The operative report does not say the lymph nodes were taken. I guess they don’t if they don’t think it is necessary to take them with the cancer confined to the prostate as per the biopsy report.
I went by my doctor's advice, but since you're in the driver seat and are considering lymph node removal/dissection, I'd ask them the pros and cons.
I hope that helps!
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate, <5% volume
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6, <1% volumeWorking to get back into good shapeWaiting to take that first post-op PSA
Post Edited (IdahoSurvivor) : 8/17/2007 9:23:58 AM (GMT-6)