A Gleason score—on a scale of 2 to 10—is a way of predicting how quickly prostate cancer will grow and how likely it is to spread.
The higher the Gleason score, the more likely it is that the prostate cancer will grow rapidly and spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology|
|Current as of||September 12, 2012|
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