CSN Login
Members Online: 11


mimbyus's picture
Posts: 18
Joined: Mar 2013

Hello gentlemen:

Well I've just got back from my appointment with the urologist today, and I have my diagnosis.

It's exactly what I believed it would be (for what that's worth!). A Gleason 7 contained cancer, operable. I am attaching a scan of my pathology report for you to see[below].

I've changed my thinking - tentatively - about "REFUSING ALL TREATMENT," based on information the doc has provided me regarding possibliby of aggravation of my pre-existing IBS. He believes he can do a prostatectomy without touching my bowels, therefore leaving my GI tract alone, and assuaging my fears.

As I've already said, I reserve considerable doubts about the things doctors promise, in light of what they often deliver ( the stars vs. the moon metaphor). And I will continue to demand complete control over MY body.

In the weeks before my next exam with the doc ( for a cystocopy ), I'll be studying up, looking for further advice on my prognosis. Your posts will carry much weight in my deliberations, so please DO jump in, your observations will mean a lot to me!


I was glad to see  that this site allows for uploaded images. I just hope the document is legible for you. If it's not clear, please let me know, I'll do some more Photoshop magic on it!

Thanks, all.



Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2016 © Cancer Survivors Network