Commonly asked question about prostrate cancer encompass the definition and meaning of a Gleason score. The Gleason Grading system assigns a stage to the cancer and predicts prognosis, according to UnityPoint Health. A G... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

The American Urology Association offers an in-depth explanation of the medical specialty. The Urology Care Foundation features common urological conditions and an overview of the urinary tract system, while Barnes-Jewish... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The five-year survival rate for men with prostate cancer and a Gleason score of 7 is 98 percent, according to Cancer Research UK. A Gleason score of 7 indicates an intermediate level of cancer. More »

The Gleason score is one of the pieces of information doctors use in staging a patient's prostate cancer. It helps them to determine how far the cancer has spread and the aggressiveness of treatment it requires, accordin... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

A Gleason score of 8 to 10 is indicative of high-grade prostate cancer with cells that are undifferentiated or poorly differentiated and that is likely to grow more rapidly than other prostate cancers, according to Cance... More »

Prostate cancer with a score of Gleason 6 is still in stage I, reports the American Cancer Society. Depending on the specific patient, treatment for Stage I prostate cancer may involve watchful waiting or active surveill... More »

Prostate cancer with a Gleason score of 6 or lower can still be considered Stage 1 and only is only found in the prostate, rather than having spread to other areas of the body. Other factors to consider when determining ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer