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Post-Op pathology report shows cancer not encapsulated in prostate so what are the options now?

By February 25, 2012 - 3:57pm
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My husband had his prostate removed thinking we caught his cancer early enough, however, the post-op pathology report states cancer was no longer encapsulated in the prostate and mentions HGPIN. His presurgical PSA was 3.9 and Gleason was 3+3. Post-op Gleason 3+4 and PSA test won't be done until 5-6 weeks after surgery. If his PSA confirms the cancer has spread what are treatment options and what would be the outcome regarding urinary and fecal continence?

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Hi Sylke,

Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear about your husbands cancer. The best solution is to wait for the results as you may not have worries although as a worrier myself, I understand your need for information. Here is a website that provides detailed information about prostate cancer that may be helpful http://www.seattlecca.org/diseases/prostate-cancer-expect.cfm.

This is from the Seattle Cancer Center and explains to wait for results prior to making any judgment calls on your own. On the right side, you can see many links for frequently asked questions. Please keep us updated.


February 26, 2012 - 11:11am
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