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A 42-year-old female asked:

does a gleason score of 8 mean prognosis is very bad. so much info on internet is very scary and they all seem to give false inaccurate ?

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Urology 26 years experience
Needs treatment: The Gleason score (grade) assesses how aggressive the prostate cancer is. 8 is on the aggressive side meaning that it has a higher chance of spread outside of the prostate. You need to talk to your urologist about imaging studies to make sure no spread has occurred. Also this is a prostate cancer that needs treatment (cannot be observed). Talk to your doc about options

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