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How serious is a malignant tumor on the prostate?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Depends.: All cancers are considered serious. However, the stage of the cancer is very important in determining the treatment and prognosis of a cancer. The more disease there is (the higher the stage) the more serious the cancer is and the more the need for aggressive therapy. In prostate cancer the grade of the disease (gleason score) also plays a role as it helps define the aggressiveness of the disease.

Answered 7/7/2012

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