I felt my biopsy pathology report was light on details:
LT Anterior Base, Biopsy: Prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+3=6, involving 6mm and 70% of the submitted tissue
RT Anterior Base, Biopsy: Prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+4=7, involving 4mm, 1 mm and 60% of the submitted tissue
RT Lateral, Biopsy: Prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason score 3+3=6 involving 1mm and 10% of the submitted tissue
My pathology report leaves out the following information:
1. how many cores were taken (22 cores because I asked during report review)
2. how many were positive, how many were negative
3. how many were taken of the PRAD4 lesion
4. highest percent of cancer in any core
5. % pattern 4
Q1: Is it normal for pathology reports to leave out the above information?
Q2: Because I had a MRI guided biopsy, would that not skew the number of positive cores in comparison to the typical non-MRI guided biopsy and would that not then skew the nomogram results?
All opinions welcome.
Thanks for your help.