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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

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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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?

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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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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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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Have prostate cancer now with gleason score of 6. Is it ok to have a drink once a week?

Have prostate cancer now with gleason score of 6. Is it ok to have a drink once a week?

Likely OK.: It's likely ok because its not so much that it would make a difference. ...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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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

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Prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, biopsies/6 of 8 positive 2aggressive w/ gleason of 7, CT & bone scan clear, male 55, healthy active. Prognosis?

Prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, biopsies/6 of 8 positive 2aggressive w/ gleason of 7, CT & bone scan clear, male 55, healthy active. Prognosis?

Gleason 7: Not all gleason 7 prostate cancer is the same. If the component of pattern 4 is low, some cancers are not much more aggressive than gleason 6 and have a great prognosis. If the percentage of pattern 4 is very high, the risk increases. ...Read more

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Can poroton therapy be used on prostate cancer of 9 on gleason and psa of 21?

Can poroton therapy be used on prostate cancer of 9 on gleason and psa of 21?

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 more

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Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Balanced diet for duodenal peptic ulcer and prostate cancer (gleason 3+3).

Eat lots of fruits: And veggies daily. Cut down on coffee, soda, spicy foods, citrus, chocolates, etc. Follow up with the specialists. God bless you! Http://www. All4naturalhealth. Com/herbs-for-cancer. Html. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear.?

Male 55 healthy/active prostate cancer, scheduled for rp, psa 6.5 biopsies 6of8 pos 2aggessive, gleason 7. Are there other options to consider other than surg. Ct and bone scan clear.?

Yes but: Alternatives are external beam radiation and radiation seeds (brachytherapy). At your age, conservative (watching) isn't advised. All of the therapies can cause urinary incontinence and e.D. - with surgery, they get better over time for most. With radiation, they get worse over time. Surgery is the time honored best of a bad situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having bone pain here and there, did prostate cancer radiation treatment 2 yrs ago. Psa ok, 0.5 now. Initial psa 7.20, gleson 7 during treatment.

I am having bone pain here and there, did prostate cancer radiation treatment 2 yrs ago. Psa ok, 0.5 now. Initial psa 7.20, gleson 7 during treatment.

Get checked: Too many possibilities. Included are osteoporosis, low vitamin d, hyperparathyroid. Many metabolic causes. Also to be considered is involvement of bone by prostate ca. A simple evaluation goes a long way to answer these questions and allay any fears of cancer recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis prostate cancer with metastasis in the bones?

What is the prognosis prostate cancer with metastasis in the bones?

Poor: Metastatic prostate cancer, like other disseminated cancers has poor prognosis. However quality of life can be improved through proper pain managment and hormonal/chemo/radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Advanced prostate cancer with bone metastasis prognosis?

Advanced prostate cancer with bone metastasis prognosis?

Bone mets: If hormone refractory then months

if still hormone sensitive maybe years. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

What is the prognosis for prostate cancer?

Depends: The prognosis of prostate cancer, like most cancers, depends on the histologic characteristics of the tumor, clinical staging of the cancer, response to treatment and many unknown factors. See this site for more information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/prostate-cancer/prostate-cancer-survival-rates-what-they-mean. ...Read more

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My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?

My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?

Depends how long: How long on hormones? If just started the cancer may respond for average of several years. If he was already on hormones for long time prognosis is worse months to a year or two using other option such as different drugs or chemotherapy. Not cureable at this point just delaying progression. Some are offering Provenge (sipuleucel-t) but it's new and not known how effective, this is a vaccine type of therapy. ...Read more

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Prognosis for hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer with pathological fracture?

Prognosis for hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer with pathological fracture?

Prostate cancer: This is an advanced stage of prostate cancer; the good news is there are many new drugs and treatments for men in this stage that have been shown to extend life; in this stage survival is extremely variable from months to years isn't impossible. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer glesion score 7, and psa 7.25, how likely would it have spread to bone? Did radiation, now psa 0.50. My bone sore 2 yrs later now

Prostate cancer glesion score 7, and psa 7.25, how likely would it have spread to bone? Did radiation, now psa 0.50. My bone sore 2 yrs later now

Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare in patients with psas under 20. As a mentor of mine once said, though "the good thing about cancer is that it gets worse." what he meant was that if you have had bony pain for a while and if it has not been getting worse, then it is unlikely to be cancer. ...Read more

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Masturbation at 20-30 's increase the risk of prostate cancer. While at 50's it lowers the risk. Is it true?

Masturbation at 20-30 's increase the risk of prostate cancer. While at 50's it lowers the risk. Is it true?

Just not true: It would be difficult to find a control group. There's not a shred of evidence that this is true. The claim that young men give themselves cancer in this way was made up by one of the cults to frighten vulnerable teens. "Heroic abstinence" is strongly suspected as a risk factor for benign prostatic hyperplasia but obviously we can't do controlled studies. I'm sorry people lied to you. ...Read more

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84yrs old male. Diagnosed w/ prostate cancer dr said can't do biopsy or surgery he has 7.50 is this the 3 stage is it why dr don't recommend surgery?

84yrs old male. Diagnosed w/ prostate cancer dr said can't do biopsy or surgery he has 7.50 is this the 3 stage is it why dr don't recommend surgery?

Unclear: I'm uncertain how your doctor knows you have prostate cancer if he was unable to do a prostate biopsy? This is the only reliable way of knowing if prostate cancer is present. ...Read more

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Psa test reveals 1.7, is this a good indicator that you have no prostate cancer?

34: You are 34.Prostate CA is unheard of at 34.I am surprised a doctor ordered PSA on you, unless of course you went to one of those walk in cash labs. Be well. ...Read more

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Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)

Can someone in their early 30's get prostate cancer? Or only happens in older males? (Asking for someone)

Prostate cancer: Is very rare in young men. Anything is possible, but this is very unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more