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My Pathology results

I am nine days past a ten hour Da Vinci removal, and I received my pathology report on Tuesday along with the catheter removal. My recovery so far has been unremarkable, except that my scrotal sack is still huge. Here are the pertinent findings;

21 lymph nodes all negative

Bladder neck and smooth muscle negative for cancer

Prostate 209 grams, size 7.8 centimeters

Primary pattern four 70%

Secondary pattern three 30%

Total Gleason 7

Extraoprostatic extension present non focal

Established EPE at right base, 1 mm breadth (E26); right posterior, 4 mm breadth (E34 and E36); and left posterior, 1 mm breadth (E75)

Urinary bladder neck invasion: not identified

Seminal vessal invasion: not identified

Lymphovascular invasion: not identified

Perineural invasion: present

Margins: Uninvolved by invasive carcinoma

Clinical stage classification pt3a

I received these results from the physician's assistant, I did not see the surgeon which has me a little distressed. The assistant told me I would see the doctor at the three month point, at the first PSA.

Since receiving the report I have been reading like crazy and I was hoping I could get some opinions here regarding the need for additional treatment and timing of that treatment. I am going to contact the surgeon in advance of three months and the more I know, the better questions I can ask.

Any comments or suggestions you can give are greatly appreciated.

Re: My Pathology results - by Frank - Oct 11, 2017 11:00pm
Re: My Pathology results - by Jon R. - Oct 12, 2017 8:01am
Re: My Pathology results - by Enock - Oct 12, 2017 12:05pm
Re: My Pathology results - by Frank - Oct 13, 2017 10:14am
Re: My Pathology results - by Enock - Oct 13, 2017 1:47pm