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By Debbie — Sep 24, 2013 10:19am
Hi Tony.  My husband Paul was diagnosed on August 2, 2013 with prostate cancer at 43 years old.  We have been married for 5 years and have a 3 1/2 year old little girl.  We were devastated to say the least.  He had a Robotic Prostatectomy on September 12th.  His catheter was removed yesterday, 11 days post op.  Unfortunately, Dr. Tewari his surgeon at NY Presbyterian was traveling so we got a copy of the Pathology report but no explanation.  We have a follow-up scheduled for November 1st and he will review pathology with us at that time.

I really wish there were more resources and blogs for men and their wives when diagnosis happens at such a young age.   I have even thought of writing one myself from the wife's point of view.  I did all the research, found the surgeon, etc. as my husband was just too devastated to do the leg work.

I was wondering if you had any insight into pathology results also?  His stated 7 lymph nodes removed all negative for metastic carcinoma.  However, I am concerned because the Margins state Apical margin(s) involved by invasive carcinoma, extraprostatic extension: present, seminal vesicle invasion:  present, perineural invation: present. These are alarming to me and without an explanation from Dr. Tewari I am worried.  I haven't shared my worry with my husband as I want him to continue to heal.  He is just so happy to have had the catheter removed yesterday and we were told by the nurse that no further treatment necessary and to have a PSA the day before our Nov. 1 appointment.

Any insight you can offer would be greatly appreciated.  Happy your doing well, gives me hope that all with be ok with my husband Paul.
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