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.
Gleason Score for Prostate Cancer Grading
When your doctor diagnoses you with advanced prostate cancer, one of the first steps is a biopsy to get your Gleason score. The Gleason score is used to give your prostate cancer a grade.
How Does My Doctor Grade and Stage My Prostate Cancer?
Your prostate cancer’s grade and stage prostate will drive your treatment. How do doctors make the call?
When You Learn You Have Prostate Cancer
Just diagnosed with prostate cancer? Here's a roadmap to guide you through the first part of your journey.
Prostate Cancer Pain: A Guide for You and Your Family
You have a right to pain relief. Learn more from WebMD about getting pain relief from your cancer symptoms, about what cancer pain medication can and cannot do, the side effects you may experience from pain medication, and rating your pain.
One Man's Battle With Prostate Cancer
When WebMD community member Chuck Warren was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he turned to friends to find the strength to fight it.
Tennis Ace John McEnroe Champions the Cause of Prostate Cancer Research
Tennis ace John McEnroe now champions the cause of prostate cancer research.
Prostate Cancer Q and A
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.
Routine Tests for Men
A schedule for checkups and tests that will keep a man's body in good running order.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Prostate Cancer
WebMD's slideshow covers prostate cancer: who's at risk, symptoms, tests, staging, treatments, survival, and foods that may help lower your risk for prostate cancer.
Slideshow: Essential Screening Tests Every Man Needs
Pictures show men the health screenings a doctor may recommend based on age and personal risk factors.