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What is the gleason system?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology
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In brief: Prostate cancer

Gleason system is used by pathologists when diagnosing prostate cancer.
The score varies between 2 and 10. Tumors less than 6 are considered less aggressive, 6-7 intermediate and 8-10 aggressive. In combination with other factors such as age, size of tumor, spread of cancer, the gleason score is an excellent tool to formulate treatment and assess how well the person will do.

In brief: Prostate cancer

Gleason system is used by pathologists when diagnosing prostate cancer.
The score varies between 2 and 10. Tumors less than 6 are considered less aggressive, 6-7 intermediate and 8-10 aggressive. In combination with other factors such as age, size of tumor, spread of cancer, the gleason score is an excellent tool to formulate treatment and assess how well the person will do.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Prostate cancer

It is a classification system used for prostate cancer staging.
The staging helps determine treatment and prognosis. Check out wiki for basic info about it.

In brief: Prostate cancer

It is a classification system used for prostate cancer staging.
The staging helps determine treatment and prognosis. Check out wiki for basic info about it.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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