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How is prostate cancer growth measured?

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When your doctor diagnoses you with advanced prostate cancer, he'll use several tests to plan your treatment. A biopsy and a Gleason score can check for cancer and help see how fast-growing your cancer is.

From: What Is a Biopsy and Gleason Score? WebMD Medical Reference

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Ketan Badani, MD, professor of urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: “Prostate Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Learn About Cancer: Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 4, 2019

SOURCES:

Ketan Badani, MD, professor of urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: “Prostate Cancer.”

American Cancer Society: “Learn About Cancer: Prostate Cancer.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 4, 2019

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