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Cancer: Prostate Message Board

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Welcome, Mike. Most of us here know the shock you had. Your attitude of one step at a time will serve you very well!

You can create a signature with your PSA history and biopsy findings. Keeping your sig up to date will save you from having to repeat information with every question you want to post and will help those responding.

Your bone scan and CT scans will give you and you doc an idea about prostate confinement but, assuming the results are good and surgery is your treatment choice, the path report on your removed prostate and lymph nodes will be the definitive word on your prostate-wide G score and the confinement question. That report and your post-op PSA trend will determine whether or not further treatment is needed after surgery.

Keep in mind that studies claim that about 50% of G8 biopsies are downgraded after surgery (the rest stay as G8 or are upgraded).

Relax and let your surgical team work for you. The one piece of advice I have is something you may already know: a RP is one of the most difficult procedures, and choosing a [i]very[/i] experienced surgeon is the most important thing you can do to ensure the best outcome.


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