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Gleason Score (Overview)

This is how pathologists grade prostate cancer on needle biopsies. It ranges from 1-5 and the.Most two common patterns are added to get a gleason score which can range from 2-10 the higher the score the.More aggressive the cancer.


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What is the gleason score?

What is the gleason score?

Prostate pathology: The gleason grading system, which is based solely upon architectural features of prostate cancer cells, closely correlates with clinical behavior. A higher score indicates a greater likelihood of having non-organ confined disease, as well as a worse outcome after treatment of localized disease. Details are here: http://1. Usa. Gov/nrmzis. ...Read more

Gleason Score (Overview)

This is how pathologists grade prostate cancer on needle biopsies. It ranges from 1-5 and the.Most two common patterns are added to get a gleason score which can range from 2-10 the higher the score the.More aggressive the cancer.


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What is a gleason score of 7?

What is a gleason score of 7?

Prostate pathology: The gleason grading system, which is based solely upon architectural features of prostate cancer cells, closely correlates with clinical behavior. A higher score indicates a greater likelihood of having non-organ confined disease, as well as a worse outcome after treatment of localized disease. Details are here: http://1. Usa. Gov/nrmzis. ...Read more

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Male age72. Gleason score of 6. What is my prognosis?

Male age72. Gleason score of 6. What is my prognosis?

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/. ...Read more

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Could anyone please tell me what a gleason score is?

Could anyone please tell me what a gleason score is?

Prostate cancer: Gleason grading is used to describe prostate cancer under a low-power microscope. The two most prominent findings are assigned a score from 1-5, based on specific critieria (degree of departure from normal gland structure). These 2 numbers are added together to get the gleason sum. Most common results are gleason 3+3=6. The higher the numbers, the more aggressive the cancer. ...Read more

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Could you explain what does a gleason score of 7 mean?

Could you explain what does a gleason score of 7 mean?

Gleason score: Gleason score is a determination of aggressiveness if prostate cancer as determined by a pathologist interpretation of tissue from a prostate biopsy. He determines the least aggressive glands and gives a score of 1-5, then he looks for more aggressive glands or cells and gives a score of 1-5. The combined score is the gleason score from 2-10. Score of 2-4 is well diff, 5-7 mod diff, 8-10 poor d. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gleason score?

What is the definition or description of: gleason score?

Gleason: This is how pathologists grade prostate cancer on needle biopsies. It ranges from 1-5 and the. Most two common patterns are added to get a gleason score which can range from 2-10 the higher the score the. More aggressive the cancer. ...Read more

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Gleason score eqivalent without biopsy?

Not possible: There is no way to get a gleason score without a biopsy. The grade is determined by the pathologist's interpretation of an actual tissue sample, and the two most commonly seen patterns are added together to get a gleason score. ...Read more

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Could a patient receive a gleason score of 0?

No: Gleason score of 5 or less is considered pretty low(scale of 4-10). ...Read more

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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?

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?

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 ...Read more

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For gleason score of 7, what are my treatment options?

For gleason score of 7, what are my treatment options?

All: Depending on psa and number of positive biopsies, you likely have moderate risk disease. You could do either surgery or radiation. Also, depends on your age; surgery is better the younger you are. Good luck. ...Read more

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Age 75, PSA 12.5, Gleason score 3+4=7. What should we do?

Age 75, PSA 12.5, Gleason score 3+4=7. What should we do?

Here are some...: If your are in a healthy state overall, proceeding with treatment is advised. But, one has to take the state of medical coexisting illnesses, the findings of DRE and prostate US, more detail in microscopic exam, ... etc. into consideration before finalizing a care decision. To put related things together correctly for good care, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the gleason score of prostate cancer?

I want to know what's the gleason score of prostate cancer?

Grade of cancer: Gleason score is the grade of prostate cancer determined by a pathologist. It is one of the prognostic factors for prostate cancer. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/features/prostate-biopsy-and-the-gleason-score. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how bad is a gleason score of 9 for prostate cancer?

Can you tell me how bad is a gleason score of 9 for prostate cancer?

Bad: This is about as aggressive as it gets. Please forgive my candor. These lesions can still be treated, often with good results. ...Read more

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How regularly should you check your gleason score for prostate cancer?

How regularly should you check your gleason score for prostate cancer?

Once is enough but..: It needs to be done by an expert. There can be significant disagreement on gleasonl scoring and a prostate specific pathologist should be seen. Remember, the srugeon told you, you have cancer, but who told the surgeon. Always get a 2nd opinion on pathology. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is a gleason score of 9 for prostate cancer?

How harmful for your health is a gleason score of 9 for prostate cancer?

High risk: Patients with prostate cancer are grouped into low, intermediate, and high risk disease based on t stage, psa, and gleason score. Independent of the t stage and psa, a gleason score of 9 is a high risk feature. This indicates a more aggressive and therefore more serious prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my uncle has prostate cancer, what is a gleason score?

Should i be concerned if my uncle has prostate cancer, what is a gleason score?

Yes: Gleason score is assigned by the pathologist based on microscopy, and tells how aggressive the cancer is likely to be. Low gleason cancers nowadays may even simply be watched rather than overtreating. Common prostate cancer has only a modest tendency to run in families. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if a friend has a gleason score of 5 prostate cancer. What does this mean?

What to do if a friend has a gleason score of 5 prostate cancer. What does this mean?

Less aggressive: A score of less than 6 generally denotes a better prognosis. However, prognosis depends on other factors as well. See this site for more information on prostate cancer.
http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/features/prostate-biopsy-and-the-gleason-score. ...Read more

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Have prostate cancer now with gleason score of 6. Is it ok to have a drink once a week?

Have prostate cancer now with gleason score of 6. Is it ok to have a drink once a week?

Likely OK.: It's likely ok because its not so much that it would make a difference. ...Read more

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I am a male age 72 years old gleason score 6. My urologist said that it has not spread. Doctor, what is your take on this? What is your opinoun obn this?

I am a male age 72 years old gleason score 6. My urologist said that it has not spread. Doctor, what is your take on this? What is your opinoun obn this?

Gather opinions.: The many options for treatment & active surveillance for prostate cancer can be overwhelming to face. First find a urologist you are comfortable with; who can assess your goals, life expectancy, & cancer parameters to help you come to a decision. You have time to find good radiation oncologists as well for an opinion on non-surgical therapies. I wish you well; let us know if you'd like more info. ...Read more

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My dad has a Gleason score of 7 no further details will be given until appnmt. What is survival rate of that score for a 63 yr old? He is also diabetic and takes insulin and metformin

My dad has a Gleason score of 7 no further details will be given until appnmt. What is survival rate of that score for a 63 yr old? He is also diabetic and takes insulin and metformin

Have to find details: You must find more details, you already know is it is high score in general prognosis is guarded. You have to find stage (spread) At 63 is very important to choose type of treatment, some treatments are controversial, must speak to the treating doctor. And one instance if needed take second opinion. ...Read more

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I have prostate cancer, stage 6 on the gleason grading system. Which doctors in milwaukee will perform robotic prostate sugery?

I have prostate cancer, stage 6 on the gleason grading system. Which doctors in milwaukee will perform robotic prostate sugery?

Many urologists.: Many urologists in the milwaukee area commonly perform this procedure. Look at his/her physician profile before making an appointment. Be sure you fully discuss all the risks & benefits of treatment, & get multiple opinions. Many patients with gleason 6 disease will opt for active surveillance, depending on other factors; avoiding treatment all together. Be fully informed before making a decision. ...Read more

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Does a person with a prostate cancer gleason score of 9 have any shot? Dr states hormone rherapy and possible radiation depend on ct/mri & bone scan

It depends on Stage: Hormonal therapy using a shot is commonly used but only for Cancer of stages 3 and or 4 of prostate Cancer. For stage 1 or 2 there is local therapy(surgery or radiotherapy) are considered adequate. ...Read more

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My dad has 13 psa, gleason of 5+3 in 50% of tissue in left lateral apex. Has scores of 7 on both left and right side, with 5 clear cores. Prognosis?

My dad has 13 psa, gleason of 5+3 in 50% of tissue in left lateral apex.  Has scores of 7 on both left and right side, with 5 clear cores.  Prognosis?

Hard to say...: Dad's prostate cancer-P-Ca, is in high-risk category due to being high Gelason score, high number of core involvement in both lobes, etc., but no one can pinpoint to precisely say yes or no at what degree & to what extent. How to get reasonable glimpse of prognosis? Take time & patience to review the articles listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; then, you gain insight in outlook ...Read more

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What is the probability of prostate 1/2 benign and 1/2 gleason 9 spreading?

High: You are describing a potentially aggressive tumor that involves half of tissue examined. Please follow up with your urologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the gleason system?

What is the gleason system?

Prostate cancer: Gleason system is used by pathologists when diagnosing prostate cancer. The score varies between 2 and 10. Tumors less than 6 are considered less aggressive, 6-7 intermediate and 8-10 aggressive. In combination with other factors such as age, size of tumor, spread of cancer, the gleason score is an excellent tool to formulate treatment and assess how well the person will do. ...Read more

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Male 72. Gleason score6. What are my iptios?

Male 72. Gleason score6. What are my iptios?

Many: Different options are surgery, seed implants, and possibly radiation. There are also medicines which can block testosterone, the fuel for prostate cancer. Make sure you get all your questions answered before making a decision. ...Read more

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Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Can gleason IV prostate adenocarcinoma be treated?

Yes: Gleason 4 prostate cancer can be treated. Attention must be paid to the presence of spread within the body. ...Read more