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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

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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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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?

Gleason scores: When you have a biopsy the tissue is sent to a doctor that looks at the cells and the glands under the microscope. The pathologist grades the cancer with the gleason score.It ranges from 2 to 10. The higher the score the more aggressive we think the cancer will be...Ten is highest. Most cancers are 6 or 7 on the scale. ...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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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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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Prostate (Definition)

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