Another new guy trying to understand
Greetings everyone - I have been reading here today and I like the attitudes of everyone so I thought I would throw out my question.
I had a Biopsy done back in 2014 when my PSA was 4.6 - a segment of the report is shown below:
Clinical History / Pre-op Diagnosis: Elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) Specimen(s)Received:
1: Prostate, needle biopsy (Lt. Base)
2: Prostate, needle biopsy (Lt. Mid)
3: Prostate, needle biopsy (Lt. Apex)
4: Prostate, needle biopsy (Rt. Base)
5: Prostate, needle biopsy(Rt. Mid)
6: Prostate, needle biopsy (Rt. Apex)
Gross Description: All containers labeled "xxxxxxx, Thomas".
1. "LT base" Two cores, 13 and 17 mm, and fragments. AP/1c.
2. "LT mid" Two cores, 14 and 16 mm, and fragments. AP/1c.
3. "LT apex" Two cores, 15 and 16 mm, and fragments. AP/1c.
4. "RT base" Two cores, 18 and 22 mm, and fragments. AP/1c.
5. "RT mid" Two cores, 19 and 21 mm, and fragments. AP/1c.
6. "RT apex" Three cores from 9-12 mm and fragments. AP/1c.
PSA was retaken last week and has jumped to 5.7 so the Urologist is recommending an MRI (not sure what kind of MRI though). I should get an appointment call tomorrow I hope.
Anyway - I am wondering what the "AP/1c" portion of the pathology report is all about. I tried to look it up here (http://stedmansonline.com/webFiles/Dict-Stedmans28/APP21.pdf) but it makes about as much sense to me as if I were to try explaining some of my COmputer Network Administrator jargon to a lay person.
Any help is appreciated.
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