• 3 Different Prostate Cancer Biospy Results.

    Asked by George132 on Saturday, August 15, 2015

    3 Different Prostate Cancer Biospy Results.

    My original biopsy taken last April which indicated Gleason scores involving 3 cores; two "6" and a "7" 4+3. @ 20%
    I requested a review by Sloan Kettering which upgraded the result to one core of a 3+4 "7".
    While I did not request any addition review on my slides, I received an invoice from John Hopkins. It seems my first Doc, not Sloan.. sent my slides to John Hopkins without my knowledge and has not informed me of results. Their assessment is one core at a much higher 4+5+9.
    Needless to say I am very upset and concerned. I left messages for Sloan.. but now what? I had seeds implanted last July 10th. Docs said I had a 95% cure rate.

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    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Sorry George.....does this mean they would NOT have used the seeds if it was this high.
      Different labs can read differently.....NOT 100% as I think it a subjective reading of the Pathologist. Barry

      almost 4 years ago
    • George132's Avatar
      George132

      Thank you... the letter hit me like a bomb. Who to believe Sloan or John Hopkins?

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      If it is higher than they thought would they have done surgery etc....?
      Have you gone Vegan yet or tried things like curcumin, Green Tea Extract, Reishi Mushroom Extract, IP6 and 20 mg. of melatonin.....just wondering?

      almost 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Also check out "hifu" in a search engine. It has only recently become available in US and, according to a pal who hotfooted it up to Canada a few years back the side effects are slightly above zero. His biggest side effect was in his wallet as insurance would not pay for a treatment not then available in his home country.

      Whether or not u are a candidate is a completely different question.

      Find someone or some place in which you have complete trust.

      Best wishes

      almost 4 years ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      I had my first surgery in prince William surgery center and was diagnosed with a sarcoma. I had the second surgery at Georgetown and for some reason they also sent my pathology to John Hopkins. Weeks later I got a call from Georgetown surgeon saying I do not have sarcoma I have melanoma. I know how you feel. I had no idea they had sent my pathology to John Hopkins plus I had a whole plan in place to start radiation at UVA on the sarcoma. I felt like I had to start all over again. The good news was my doctor at a UVA was a specialist with sarcoma and melanoma. At least I didn't have to change doctors. I wish you all the best. Sandi

      almost 4 years ago
    • George132's Avatar
      George132

      I'm thinking another PSA and biopsy.

      almost 4 years ago
    • George132's Avatar
      George132

      UPDATE; Appearently my slides without informing me,...were also sent to White Plains Hospital. This caused the delay in the first Lab sending my slides to Sloan. However when I phoned WP this morning, their Pathlogy, Radialogy, and Medicial Records Department had no record of anything. It is one core which is positive..that has been rated differently 4 times. My questions.. is it possiblie or even of beniifit to do another biospy? Will doing so put me at risk? Can all these folks decide on a bottom lin e Gleason score? If higher than previously thought.. can they radiate that area and the surrounding area? Bottom line.. Sloan will have the slides and previuos report tomorow morning. My thanks to each of you for your prayers and support.

      almost 4 years ago
    • George132's Avatar
      George132

      The best email of my life.." have just spoken with the pathologist. The consensus of the group was that there was not a 5 component and the Gleason score remains 7" MSK
      THANK YOU GOD!!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • George132's Avatar
      George132

      FIRST PSA BLOOD TEST since seed procedure..THANK YOU GOD!!! It's 1.43. Back in April before procedure it was 4.7. It was expected to go down 50%...this is better than lotto. I'm extremely gratefull. God Bless all in this fight

      almost 4 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Such Great News Georgia. Keep it going and get healthy.

      almost 4 years ago
    • George132's Avatar
      George132

      Thank you Barry...it's a good start. Looking for it to go below 1.00 within a year of the procedure.

      almost 4 years ago

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