Apr 07, 2001 - 11:42 am
I had a RP two weeks ago. The doctor said he felt all went well. Gleason 8, no cancer in margins, no cancer in lympth nodes, staged a t1c. He believes I have a good prognosis. However he hedges his bet my saying that regardless of these good pathology reports a microscopic cell may have escaped and will come back at some point. What is the story with this idea? I thought everything would be Ok with a good pathology report. I also read of this "cell" if it did exist acting moe agressivly now that the prostate is out. What about this idea. My doctor never mentioned this. Is this an scientic fact or just some idea? I am going back to see doctor in a month. What can I expect? Thanks for the help.