My doctor is really advocating active serveillance . I was diagnosed with prostate cancer one year ago. PSA still under 5. I am 64. I think the reason my doctor doesn't suggest treatment is I am likely to die in 20 years of something else. If I don't, I am at risk of dying of prostate cancer. Like to hear an opinion. My biopsy results are from 1 year ago. My doctor wants to wait 18 months between biopsies. Tim
A: PROSTATE, RIGHT APEX, NEEDLE BIOPSY: - BENIGN PROSTATIC TISSUE.
B: PROSTATE, RIGHT MID, NEEDLE BIOPSY: - PROSTATIC ADENOCARCINOMA.
B. PROSTATE NEEDLE BX - RIGHT MID: Histologic Type: Adenocarcinoma (acinar, not otherwise specified) Histologic Grade: Primary Pattern: Grade 3 Secondary Pattern: Grade 3 Total Gleason Score: 6 Tumor Quantitation: Number cores positive: 1 Total number of cores: 2 Total linear millimeters of carcinoma: 1 mm Perprostatic Fat Invasion: Not identified Seminal Vesicle Invasion: Not identified --------------------------------------------------------
C: PROSTATE, RIGHT BASE, NEEDLE BIOPSY: - BENIGN PROSTATIC TISSUE.
D: PROSTATE, LEFT APEX, NEEDLE BIOPSY: - BENIGN PROSTATIC TISSUE.
E: PROSTATE, LEFT MID, NEEDLE BIOPSY: - BENIGN PROSTATIC TISSUE.
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