Remember Me? A website to provide support for people who have or have had any type of cancer, for their caregivers and for their family members. What's New? Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Thread: How fast does a Gleason 8 prostate tumor grow. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. How fast does a Gleason 8 prostate tumor grow I was diagnosed with prostate cancer last week. By biopsy melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 2 cores of 12 had cancer.
The Gleason score of 8 is aggressive but the doctor thinks it is contained in the prostate but will have a bone scan and a CT scan next week to confirm. Can'rt get in to see surgeon until April 10th. Then likely a week lead time before surgery. I don't want the cancer metastasizing.
Am I okay to wait 1. Originally Posted by leach Nov PSA 4. PSA test Feb3. Melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 are sorry you wound up in a position like mine, here at the Forum, but you are very Welcome here!
Do ask all your questions, gather information, and think everything through calmly with your loved ones. You are fine. The cancer doesn't grow or spread that fast. Let's assume the scans and imaging are negative and you docs think the cancer is probably prostate contained.
While you are having your tests, you can take this time to examine your treatment options. Compile a list of questions to ask your surgeon or radiation oncologist. In my case I was reasonably sure we found the cancer early, it was postate-confined, and I wanted to attempt a cure with surgical treatment, not radiation.
It now seems that the high-grade prostate cancer Gleason does not necessarily mean the cancer is aggressive in its tendency to metastasize. Genomic testing of your biopsied tissue or prostate if melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 have a RP can better assess the tendency of your cancer to form mets. Also, if you have surgery, it is possible your Gleason score could be up- or down-graded mine was downgraded. Read what advice other Forum brothers have to offer. Best of luck!
Last edited by DjinTonic; at AM. Thanks for the quick responses. I guess I am now the club that nobody wants to join! I am 59 years old. Here is the history of my PSA scores. Ironically my PSA never went above 5. We thought it was going to continue to drop to 3.
The biopsy showed 2 of 12 cores had cancer. Tim Wilson and Dr. Tom Ahlering. Both have done thousands melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 robotic assisted laproscopic surgeries. I am still going melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 meet with a radiation oncologist next week but I am pretty sure I want surgery.
I worry about the fact that 1 If the radiation does not get all the cancer I cannot have surgery due to scar tissue formation, and 2 accidental radiation to nerves, rectum, and bladder. God forbid the radiation hits my nerves and cooks them. With a good robotic assisted laproscopic melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 I am confident that I will regain continence and sexual ability.
I would be interested in your opinion of what you would do melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 my circumstances now that you have had your cancer treatment and know my circumstances.
Do you think I am going about this the right way? Welcome aboard, Leach. You are going about things the right way in visiting with a melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 oncologist before making your absolute, final decision.
Radiation and surgery have equal cure rates, so it is the right thing to find out everything you can about both treatment types. Melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 are indeed correct about salvage radiation if primary surgery should fail. It can be done -- whereas salvage surgery after failed primary radiation is seldom a viable option. Good luck! July local PSA lab reading 6. PCa Dx Aug. CT abdomen, bone scan negative. Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate. Right posterior apex melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 involved by tumor over 0. Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams. Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8. A 6 week wait period until surgery is typicalshould surgery be selected. Mine was 6 weeks out and they put me off an additional week due to some sort of emergency with another patient.
The G8 was the driving factorwe don't want to mess with those as they are already in the "aggressive mode". Wishing you the best, stay the course t. DOB good overall health, non smoker, non drinker. Active with physicals, colonoscopy's and PSA testing urologist. Over the last 10 year period my PSA has risen gradually from 1. I also had BPH. Colonoscopy's have all been clear. Also not overweight by more than maybe 20 pounds. No other nagging health history. Welcome leach!
Good job looking into the best treatment options for your specific PCa pathology. Before attempting to help answer your question, have you been on any BPH medications such as finasteride? The true calculation is a complex formula. PCA is heterogenous. Like your PCa, there often are multiple foci with different Gleason patterns. Thus waiting for a treatment date should not elevate risks from progression.
MD waited in surgery for preliminary Path Report then excised substantial left adjacent tissue s down to negative margins and melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 2 Ti clips for SR guidance, if needed in future. I will add what you don't want to hear. Gleason 3 is a turtle. Gleason 4 is a rabbit. Gleason 5 is a bird. Cells travel their way out depending on their aggressiveness. A 3 will sit there and grow. A 4 runs. A 5 flies. The size and melkoatsinarnaya prostata adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 are less important than the aggressiveness.
The aggressiveness is its speed to mobilize. Don't mess around with 4 and 5s. They may remain small, hard to find, and have low PSA values, but their aggressiveness to leave and metastisize is the risk.
Your fortunate to have discovered it. Early detection and early treatment is the path to success with this disease. Two demons work against us; denial and delay.
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