May 30, 2012 - 3:50 am
Once again I've been fortunate to have an undetectable psa reading at 2 years 4 months following surgery and adjuvant radiation. Currently doing psa checks every 6 months. It has certainly been a fortunate outcome for me based on the stats. I was diagnosed as a T1C with a gleason 7 (3+4) after the biopsy. However, after surgery and the subsequent pathology, the gleason remained the same but I was staged at T3A. Although there was no seminal or lymph node involvement, I did have extra prostatic extension, and a positive margin. The prostate itself turned out to be 75% cancerous! I just wanted to share this info with those of you who are new to this site (and of course to the regulars). It is just another treatment option that so far has had positive results. I know that my situation could change at any time, but I am grateful for the way things have turned out so far. Don't ever give up or lose hope. Just keep fighting this beast !!! Good luck to all!!!