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Old 08-17-2005, 11:06 AM   #1
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ASAP? 41 yo Need 2nd biopsy. Wife w/cancer too.

Great board - Excellent source of information.

I have not been diagnosed with Pca (yet). My doctor found a nodule during a colonoscopy and referred me to an urologist. After he did a DRE he recommended a biopsy. The result was an "atypical small acinar proliferation" or ASAP diagnosis. The pathology report indicated that there was no basal layer and one of the stains shows granular formation (don't have the report handy). I spoke with one pathologist who said that our hospital; half the pathologist would have said Pca. I guess they didn't see any/or enough larger nuclei???

So, looks like I get a second biopsy on October 24th.

Just curious if anyone had a similar experience with an ASAP diagnosis. Also, my PSA wasn't elevated (1.7). I have had a pain in my back ribs for about a year. I fractured one about 4 years ago. The pain just returned last Oct and never has gone away. I'm 41 and otherwise in good health. All parts are functioning (although not as often as I'd like!!! but that's another story).

Oh last point... my wife is finishing up her cancer treatment of Interferon. She's stage IIIC and although doing great now, has a fair to poor prognosis (27% survive the 5-year mark).

We have two girls, ages 7 and 10. I know it's critical for me to be aggressive given my age as well as my wife's condition.

Any thoughts?

Old 08-17-2005, 11:08 AM   #2
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Her cancer is Melanoma.

just an fyi. (re-read my post and noticed I didn't mention the kind of cancer she has).


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Old 08-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: ASAP? 41 yo Need 2nd biopsy. Wife w/cancer too.

Sorry... she has Melanoma. She had it ten years ago on her back. It was small (.38mm) and we were told she had a 98% chance of it being gone. But about a year ago it came back into her lymph nodes. She also had extracapsular spread.

Thanks for replying... I'm in the middle of researching this ASAP thing.

One scary report (from Italy) showed that of 25 men diagnosed as ASAP, 100% were found with Pca after a prostatectomy. Scary.

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