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male age72.gleason score of 6.what is my prognosis?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
Use a nomogram.: Prostate cancer is difficult to predict, but many 'nomograms' have been developed to help patients answer this question. Below is a link for prostate cancer. Put in information such as your age, psa, gleason grade, clinical stage, & few other variables; it will show you a prediction for extent of disease and treatment outcome. Go to: nomograms.Mskcc.Org/prostate/.
Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology 27 years experience
Quite good : In a study from seattle, involving men aged between 40 to 64 years, it showed, in a median follow up of 13.2 years, a 10-year prostate cancer specific survival rate for men with a gleason score of 6 or less as 98.4% (1.6% disease specific mortality rate). Other factors must be considered like psa, clinical stage.

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