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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
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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

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Steven Tucker
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22 years in practice
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What is a gleason score of 7?

Dr. Steven Tucker
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Board Certified, Urology
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Could you explain what does a gleason score of 7 mean?

Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Board Certified, Urology
4 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jesse Mills
Board Certified, Urology
15 years in practice
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For gleason score of 7, what are my treatment options?

Dr. Jesse Mills
Board Certified, Urology
15 years in practice
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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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Dr. William Forsythe
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Dr. Magdy Shaaban
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Dr. Zachary Veres
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Following removal of my prostate and lympth nodes and 24 months of lupron shots. What would recommend going forward. Gleason score 7 one node involvement.

Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Following removal of my prostate and lympth nodes and 24 months of lupron 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

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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What is the gleason score?

Dr. Steven Tucker
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
369K people helped
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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Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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Male age72.Gleason score of 6.What is my prognosis?

Dr. Simon Kimm
Board Certified, Urology
11 years in practice
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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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Dr. Harold Tsai
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What is the definition or description of: gleason score?

Dr. Harold Tsai
Board Certified, Urology
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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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Dr. Brian Golden
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Could anyone please tell me what a gleason score is?

Dr. Brian Golden
Board Certified, Urology
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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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