Jan 07, 2006 - 8:55 pm
I was diagnosed in July 2005, had a retro pubic radical prostatectomy in early November. My clincal staging was 1c with a gleason rating of 6 (3+3).
The post-op report was not what I was hoping for. My gleason rating went up to 7+ (4+3) with some gleason score 5's, staging went up to T3a (penetration on the right side beyond the capsule) and prostate had extensive cancer throughout. The good news was that lymph nodes, seminal vescules, and vasdeferns (sic) were all clear.
I have been in search of Pathological T3a staging stats such as survival with and without adjuvant radiation, etc. Help Please!