Derrell, Dr. Giesler and I reviewed that MRI films and, as is stated in the radiology report, "There is what appears to be fairly extensive tumor throughout the gland." "In the right peripheral gland there is a probable tumor throughout the peripheral gland and extending into the transitional zone and likely central gland extending from the apex to the base."
"Similar findings are seen on the left posterior peripheral gland. On the right at approximately the level of the mid gland near the apex there is likely extracapsular extension (i.e. it's not contained inside the gland, but has moved outside of it) and the tumor abuts the right neurovascular bundle (i.e. one of the two sets of nerves that control erectile function." Dr. Giesler's best guess is that it's a fairly aggressive tumor. We'll know more after the pathology reports from the biopsy Thursday morning.Bottom line, I have prostate cancer, a relatively large tumor and there's a strong chance it's very aggressive. To say that I'm emotionally devastated would be an understatement.