Dec 13, 2003 - 2:16 pm
My husband just had surgery to remove his prostate. His surgery went fine with the nerves preserved and the bladder reattachment going smoothly. We were assured by 3 Drs that they were confident his cancer was confined. But the post surgery pathology report identified a microscopic break in the shell of the removed prostate. I'm not sure at this point what that means. His lymph nodes were clear. We will have our 1st post surgery appt with the dr next week. The dr is recommending radiation of the prostate cavity after his surgery recuperation (in approx 4-6 months). He said there is a chance no cells "escaped". But in the meantime, can anyone provide some feedback as to what can be expected or has anyone had a similar situation? My husband's pre-surgery PSA was 4.6, Gleason 6 (but after surgery they said it was 7) and he was T1C. He is 57 years old and his dad died of prostate cancer in the late 1970s. I'm also afraid of waiting....giving any potential cancer cells time to grow.