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Gleason Score and Staging Directory

Like most cancers, prostate cancer varies in severity. Some types of prostate cancer can be more aggressive than others. Doctors use the Gleason grading system along with other information to determine the severity of the disease and how best to treat it. Following biopsy, a pathologist evaluates the prostate tissue and assigns a grade to it based on the tumor pattern. This is the Gleason score. The higher the score, the more aggressive the cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how prostate cancer is staged using the Gleason score, and much more.

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Getting diagnosed with prostate cancer can be overwhelming. It’s normal to have several questions and concerns. Find answers to all of your questions about prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

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