Oct 02, 2013 - 7:15 pm
I am new to this forum. I have been reading many of the threads, and I find it very informative.
I recently has RP, and the post-op pathology report came back. Most of the bullet points were good, except for one: Extraprostatic extension is present at posterial left apex. The doctor explained that the cancer poached the capsule. However, the report also said that ALL margins are negative. The doctor emphasized that although it broke the capsule in that one spot, it didn't extend to the actual margin. Therefore, I should be good.
I won't have my first post-op PSA until about a month from now. My pathologic stage is pT3a (m) N0MXR0. Gs is (4+3).
Did anyone else have extracapsular extension, but still have no positive margins overall? If so, what were the subsequent outcomes in terms of PSA levels?, additional treatments?
I am hoping that having no positive margins will greatly diminish the need for future treatment, but the extracapsular extension does annoy somewhat.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated,