I have a question about the percentages listed on the biopsy pathology report. What does the percentage of tissue with carcinoma and Gleason 4 signify?
I realize that the biopsy only takes a small amount of tissue. So the samples are not the whole story. I’m just curious about what they might mean.
On my husband’s report, the following percentages are listed.
For the Gleason 3+4 Core
The percentage of tissue with carcinoma is 40%
The percentage of Gleason grade 4 and/or 5 is 25%
For the Gleason 4+3 Core
The percentage of tissue with carcinoma is 12%
The percentage of Gleason grade 4 and/or 5 is 60%
This is on our list to ask the doctor but his appointment isn’t for two weeks. I thought perhaps you folks might be able to shed some light on this.
As always, thank you!