May 09, 2013 - 11:19 am
Got my 2nd opinion from Johns Hopkins and it's pretty much the same as my original pathology report: 3+3=6. One core, but where the original says 10% involvement the new one says less than 5% involvement. It also says something I don't understand except that it probably means it could be cancer or not. I am waiting for my urologist to get back to me on it: "Separate high grade pin with adjacent small atypical glands where it is difficult to determine whether these adjacent small atypical glands represent outpouchings from adjacent high grade pin or represent associated focal infiltrating adenocarcinoma." Anybody understand this?
Also had a consult with radiation oncologist yesterday who is recommending CyberKnife radiation treatment. I am taking the wait and see approach at least until I can decide between radiation and surgery. I'm not exactly thrilled with either but the CyberKnife right now sounds a bit better as far as possible side effects. He told me that all three treatments - surgery, Brachytherapy radiation and CyberKnife have equal results and that I'd probably choose which one based on the side effects I feel I can handle. Any comments/advice?