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Prostate Cancer Gleason Score
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have prostate cancer. I have a gleson score of 7. I will have a radical robotic prostatectomy in 5 weeks. Is there a diet to slow the cancer growth?
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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