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    Ross, thank you for your resopnse!
    Diagnosis: Mestastasic prostate cancer.

    This is straight from the Pathology report:
    Microscopic Examination: The left prostate biopsy for frozen section demonstrates protsatic adenocraninoma, Gleason score 7 (3+4). The right prostate biopsy for the frozen section also demonstrates focal prostatic adenocarcinome, Gleason score 7 (3+4). The area of carcinoma is not represented on the frozen section.

    The left and right prostate biopsy for permanent section demonstrate prostatic adenocarinoma, Gleason score 7 (3+4)
    The carcinoma involves 8 of 8 scores, 60% of tissue by volume.
    Diagnosis: Left 60% of tissue
    Right 70% of tissue
    Here are some picks from the report:
    The appearance of the bone scan raises suspicion for duffuse uptake involvoing the ribs, sternum, and vertebral bodies. Increased activity within the proximal bilateral femurs and humerus also present. Prominent focal occupital uptake is seen the the valvarium along with mottled areas of encreased activity involving the humerus, femur, and tibia also seen bilaterallyActivity does appear within the urinary bladder. blah blah blah.

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      Kristy: Thanks for responding. While the Gleason scores are similiar to mine, I was very fortunate to have no involvement into the bone. That makes your loved ones case very different and I'm just guessing a full radiation schedule alone with possible hormone therapy. I can only hope and pray for the best treatment and care. May God bless you in this travel.

      almost 10 years ago
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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): My loved one who has never had any past problems and has allways been in perfect health and has allways taken care of himself..lower back pain started some time back..had we/I known that it could be this..I don't know. He has no insurance, am working on SSI and SSDI?? SOOO SLOW! He needs around the clock care because he cannot walk because of the PAIN. It is in his lower back,legs, bones. I don't know what to do for him, emergency rooms are the only thing that saves him now from the pain.
    I can't stop crying...only in front of him.. and that is becoming harder and harder. We are devastated. And he is so brave!

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