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!
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!
Husband Age 55 Maria Teresa age 44Total PSA 8 on 05/21/07DRE: prostate bumpyBiopsy 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: NormalRobotic Surgery Scheduled for September 11, 2007 - Cancelled due to anesthesia complicationsRobotic Surgery September 25, 2007Post Op Gleason 4+5; Positive margin right base of prostate; tumor into seminal vesicle; lymph nodes negativeNext 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)