With regards to histology Ivan, it seems things are as good as could be expected so we have to be happy with that.
It is encouraging that it was graded T2 instead of T3 as originally thought. His Gleason score has increased though from 3+4=7 to 4+5=9 not great if it turns out that there are remaining mets but will just have to deal with that if/when it happens.
All the scans suggest that all the cancer has gone (which is a very long way from where we were 6 months ago when in Manchester they diagnosed him incurable) of course we’re not so naive to believe it’s always going to be that way but at this stage it’s the best we could hope for.
Rob will have PSA test in February but that isn’t going to mean too much either as he is still on HT. He will have had 6 months of prostap by that point but we are now cancelling his next injection which was due in Feb. So probably May/August tests will give us a better indication.
I’m sure we’re going to still get our bad days where we over think and worry but we’ve had a chat and decided to take things for what they are and what we know at his point. Let’s get on with life and deal with each PSA as they arrive. Although we know there is more chance of recurrence because of the lymph node involvement we’re not in too much of a different position to everyone else who has had this operation….I know most worry when 3 months comes around.
As suspected with the ‘No lymphovascular invasion’ this can’t really be the case because of the lymph node involvement but it wasn’t detected on histology so we’ll take that as another positive.
How much HT has affected histology we don’t really know and maybe never will.
So all in all it’s good news….bet you’re sorry you asked 😂😂
How are things with you? Is your continence still going well? Hope so x