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Gleason Score 7 Survival Rate
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I am 42 yr old, got a Prostrate Biopsy which possibly shows 2 or 3, 2 mm areas of cancerous cells with a gleason score of 7, My USG showed a N Prostra?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Following removal of my prostate and lympth nodes and 24 months of lupron (leuprolide) shots. What would recommend going forward. Gleason score 7 one node involvement.
Prostrate cancer: Make sure you keep your regular appointments for close follow up and monitoring don't skip them ...Read more
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
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
Less aggressive: A score of less than 6 generally denotes a better prognosis. However prognosis depends on other factors also. See this site for more information on prostate cancer. http://www. Webmd. Com/prostate-cancer/features/prostate-biopsy-and-the-gleason-score. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer