It can depend on whether your surgeon is talkative, or who-ever you see as I've never seen my surgeon since the pre-op interview. But he's a great guy.
It can also depend on what you want to know. I thought of asking for the lab report but decided I didn't want it. Ignorance can be bliss. On the other hand you might find something to worry yourself and them about.
He opened with there's good news and bad news. The good news is the margin is negative, although to me that's always sounded negative when actually it's positive. The bad news is it's upgraded to 4+4. Just to add spice he said that's a mighty serious disease you had, it was a good job it was cut out, or words to that effect.
Margin is a key indicator as is the final Gleason score.
He then went on to describe how nerve sparing is very touch and go so they couldn't guarantee it. I've wondered if the lab report tells me more about that and the margin. As it could say if the tumour is say 1mm from the edge. I've not worried about that though and I'm not sure if I'll ever want to hold an inquest about it.
Like Alex I had a list but only asked about nerves and tried to expand on what margin meant.
You might query if your psa is really 0.005 as that is very low, lower than I thought they tested to. Could it be <0.05? That's all I know about mine, <0.05, some people only get told at 0.1.
That's the end of that, good luck. Peter
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