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Prostate Cancer

What is the Gleason Score and Its Significance?

05/29/2007

Question:

What is the Gleason test and what is its significance. Thank you

Answer:

The gleason score is the way prostate cancer is graded. It is based on the architecture of the cancer cells, and two numbers are assigned to the cancer which makes up the Gleason score or sum. This score is used to help determine the aggressiveness of the prostate cancer.

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University