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Not a great day - results are in --
Post OP Pathology:
Non-Focal EPE, 2 positive margins, Gleason 4+3=7, involving 50% of gland, prostate weight 31.5 g, Stage pT3a N1 Lymph node involvement: 2/10, right side positive, Diameter of largest N Metastisis 2 mm
Surgeon, at U of Miami, says PSA in 3 months - then Lupron and radiation -
Not sure what options I have, if any?
Although I was hoping for a good report, I really did not expect a clean one!
A bit off-topic, but a friend had colon cancer, full colectomy followed by radiation and a bit of chemo.
He said the worst part of it all was docs took no time to see that the dangly part was out of the way when they aimed the radiation at the colon area. The radiation blisters and sores that ensued were especially painful.
Since the prostate and colon share the same general area of the body, his experience may well be worth thinking about when that time comes.
The hormone and radiation is the best option. I was in almost the same situation. T3B N0. Enjoyed the radiation; felt like going to a health spa. Hormone treatment requires a great effort to exercise and diet just to keep at the same weight and fitness level you are now. Your results may differ. Still undetectable PSA 6 years later.