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Prostate Cancer Gleason
Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more
My dad 70 yr old has prostate cancer gleason 9 which has metastised. He has no pain and is on hormone treatment. Can he survive for more than 3 yrs?
Yes: About 50% of men live 5 years after they diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. This is improved from even 10 years ago when only about 30% of men lived 5 years. There are many new treatments available including new hormonal agents, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted radiation therapy that can extend survival and quality of life even after standard hormone therapy stops working. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recently diagnose with prostate cancer Tic, gleason 7(3+4), PSA 4.97
Had some labs done. Absolute lymphocyte 4.3(High), immature granulocyte .5(High). Other labs normal. What does this mean?
Review with your doc: Your urologist will review this in detail and consider your surgical options with you. Please get on his treatment plan and this will help avoid future worsening of this disease and as well give you peace of mind. There are many labs followed and checked prior to surgery and other treatments. They get compared to your previous baseline levels. Your doctor will explain this regarding your case. ...Read more
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
Maybe: More information required. I assume with those numbers that some further testing ha been done to rule out metastatic disease. With gleason 9 cancer and a psa of 20+, there is high likelihood of extraprostatic disease, based on the partin tables. I would make sure that a ct of the abdomen and pelvis as well as a bone scan have been done before making any recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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