Jul 24, 2009 - 12:36 pm
I had laparoscopic sugery for pc 10 days ago and was hoping to come away with a clean final pathology report. I'm 56 years old and frightened for my future. I've been healthy my entire life with the only surgery being at age 18 for an appendectomy. About 6 months ago, during a routine blood test, my PSA was 4.2. My family doctor suggested that I see an urologist which I did. My urologist suggested a bioposy which detected cancer. My final PSA was 5.2 and my pre-op Gleason was 6. My bone scan and CAT scan were negative. I opted for surgery, however it was 2 months until I could schedule my surgery .... my surgeon is that busy!
Here's my final pathology report:
NO INVASION of:
I have not yet reviewed the final pathology report with my urologist. My wife has worked in the cancer/radiological field for over 35 years said that I will most likely have to undergo radiation in a few months. While I know that I could walk out and hit by a car tomorrow, I still would like to get a sense of what my life expectancy is given the above information .... it's all that I've been thinking about since receiving my final path report.