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prostate tumor grading - what do the numbers mean?

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Dr. Armen Kassabian
Urology 21 years experience
Higher = aggressive: For grading, the pathologist looks at the tissues under the microscope and assigns two numbers based on their criteria for the differentiation or 'aggressiveness' of the glands. The numbers are each from 1-5, and they are added to generate a number from 2-10, with 10 being the most dangerous type of prostate cancer, with the highest gleason score.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Who is at risk of developing prostate cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Family history: Risk factors for prostate cancer include a family history of prostate cancer, especially your father. In addition african american males tend to have a higher incidence of prostate cancer as well. A recent study has shown a slight increase in prostate cancer in patients who take vitamin E supplements. Prostate cancer has not been linked to food products.
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How is prostate cancer treated?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of treatment for prostate cancer include radical surgery or radiation therapy. Another less common form of treatment is cryotherapy, which is freezing of the prostate.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Quite a few: Early stage (cancer within prostate): robotic or open surgery, standard radiation; radiation seeds; cryosurgery. For cancer with local spread to nodes typically radiation and hormonal therapy is used. For recurring cancer or for spread to far organs; a sequence of therapies is used. Initially, a series of 3-4 hormonal drugs one by one, then immune therapy (provenge) and then chemotherapy.
A 19-year-old female asked:

I feel like I could have a brain tumor, how much would it cost to have a test done to see? I have medicaid and i'm in texas.

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Insurance covers: Get seen by your primary doctor and she will order to proper test (e.g. Mri, ct) for you. If medically indicated tests are 'covered' under medicaid.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the frequency the urinary symptoms of prostate diseases?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Varies with disease: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, bph, is associated w. Urinary frequency day & more at night + slowing down of force & caliber of stream. Symptoms increase as obstrruction from enlarging prostate increases. Ultimately urinary retenention can occur. In time all symptomatic. Early to moderate prostate cancer can be symptom free, few have blood. All patients w prostatitis are symptomatic w pain +/or uti.

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