What Rod said about your comments re the pathology report

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 10/3/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Rod and I just read your replies together. I can see he feels much better now that he got your feedback. I wanted him to hear from those experienced so his attitude can focus on all of you and not my attitude. It was very helpful and inspired hope in him. Thank you for doing this for us and especially him!

SUSAN - Rod especially liked your comments! yeah

So THANK YOU for helping Rod and for putting up with me!!!

And I am working on my attitude!!! Thank you for helping me to snap out of it!

Love you's,

Husband Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44
Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07
DRE: prostate bumpy
Biopsy on 07/16/07: 5 out of 8 cores positive, Gleason Score 8 (3+4+5)**
CT of the abd/pelvis; Bone Scan; Xrays done on 08/13/07: Normal
Robotic Surgery Scheduled for September 11, 2007 - Cancelled due to anesthesia complications
Robotic Surgery September 25, 2007
Post Op Gleason 4+5; Positive margin right base of prostate; tumor into seminal vesicle; lymph nodes negative
Next step is the post surgical PSA to determine need for additional treatment

**"Report to the Nation on Prostate Cancer" published by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, page 11: "In some cases, the pathologist might identify a third pattern, which is less common but that has a higher grade than either of the first two patterns that comprised the Gleason score. The presence of this third pattern might indicate that the tumor is more aggressive than the Gleason score would otherwise imply. For example, if a Gleason 4+3 tumor also has some grade 5 cells, the cancer would be considered as being of higher grade disease overall."

Post Edited (mariateresa) : 10/3/2007 5:32:59 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/3/2007 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue  Helping to keep this information together....  the quote above will be copied and pasted into the original thread:  Rod's Pathology Report Was Just Called In to Us  started by mariateresa...


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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 237
   Posted 10/3/2007 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Outstanding! It takes time, but if you go back over this forum you'll find a whole lot of reports of positive outcomes that are truly inspiring. What a blessing this forum is. Stay close, to each other and to us! Thinking of you.

60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07 = <.01 (Hooray!!)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 10/3/2007 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear MT,

It warms my heart to hear of your and Rod's response to the kind messages from forum members.  I'm so glad you were comforted.

May you continue to have comfort and healing.

All the best,

"Idaho" ~ Barry


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

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