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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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Gleason Score (Definition)

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. ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 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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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 also. 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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