Hello my PSA score is 5.3 with GS3 + 4 in 2 cores and GS 3 + 3 in one cores out of 12
Recently diagnosed with cancer - Prostate Cancer N...
I'm sorry to hear that. It's a good idea to spend $250 to get a second opinion on the biopsy from Dr Epstein at Johns Hopkins. If confirmed, you have several good options for treatment, including surgery, SBRT, and brachytherapy. You have to make the effort to go out and talk to specialists in each of them. Do not just rely on your urologist. Take your time - you have plenty of time to decide.
in regards to Epteins reports i got his back from my doctor. he stated 3+3=6 in 3 cores < 5%,,,,cores A, E<,and G. but he did mention all these cores demonstrate basal cell in atypical glands.... wish i was told was not cancer ... so really confusing now.. also his report did not show all slides sent to him, he only reported on slides a,c,e,g,i and h ... nothing on other slides...... c,i,k showed benign
I like the idea of the second opinion. May I ask what the specific procedure is to have Dr. Epstein review the biopsy? Does he need to have some of the physical specimen sent to him? Is there a form to fill out? Any additional info would be most helpful. And thanks for all of your time responding to folks on this site - we appreciate it!
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Welcome! This is a terrific, supportive and thoughtful group. I wish you well in your new journey. Like others are advising you, take time to get information.
Last April's diagnosis showed I had Gleason 4+3 (unfavorable/high intermediate risk) with a PSA of 18. I'm now in the 10th month of ADT, begun prior to my VMAT radiation last fall. I wanted to avoid the immediate ED and incontinence following surgery. The trade-off is potential for more bowel problems, and late-onset ED is a possible outcome a few years down the line. Doing well so far.
Good luck and keep us updated!