May 24, 2007 - 6:40 pm
I am 46 yrs old and have been diagnosed with T2C protate cancer. My PSA is at 6.5. Six of the twelve biopsy samples were positive, with a concentration in the outer sections. My Gleason's are 6 and 7(3+4). There is currently no evidence of lymph node involvement. I am scheduled to have a radical protatectomy this Tuesday. The Doc says that, if when viewing the lymph nodes, they are obviously positive with cancer, he will remove them and leave the prostate. After some research, this seems to be the standard, because lymph node involvement would indicate that the cancer has spread even further. Therefore save the prostate to reduce potential complications. My thoughts are; heck get the prostate out of there anyway. Sure the cancer may have spread but when considering other treatments (traditional & non-traditional) to try and arrest the spread, there would be less active cancer cells to deal with, and reduce the primary point of metatasis.