Re: Pathology Report - looks good?
My MRI was a bit of a disaster. The NHS consultant didnt give me details apart from recommending surgery - the MDT team had decided that. It was sent to my private consultant urologist who said the problem was with trauma caused by the biopsy that had distorted the MRI. His view was that he would have done the MRI before doing a BIOPSY as this is quite a common occurance.
The facts we established though:
Consultant could confirm that there was additional cancer showing in the central zone on the MRI , no sizing data for this nor the cancer in the right due to trauma. The size of the prostate at MRI in August was noted as 30 gms, at pathology post op in October it was 50.9 gms.
The MRI showed central and we knew we had cancer in the right from the biopsy.
Pathology showed cancer in the right, the left and they\consultant described it as a large volume in the reight APEX which I assume had also caused the perineural invasion. ( The path report describes this as the bulk) Though all margins negative.
I am assuming and someone might confirm this, that when the path report says the bulk of the tumour was in the right apex and when it said 0.7 eu em (1.4%), these measurements were refering to that larer tumour and not the others in the right and left which were less significant. All a little confusing to me.
The red tumour looks very close to the yellow stained edges in the right slices. Dont know why the left slices are not coloured yellow as there are red bits of tumour in those that seem close to the edge. Musnt be significant else I would have thought consultant would have mentioned it to me.
Anyway, still got ages to wait as my first post op PSA test isnt until 21st Jan 2013.
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