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    Is Gleason score of 6 for prostate cancer a cause for concern?

Posted on Tue, 1 Aug 2017 in Cancer
Question: I was just recently diagnosed with prostate cancer with a XXXXXXX score of 6 following a biopsy. Im a 49 and black. I was referred for active surveillance. ?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Best method for XXXXXXX score 6 management is active surveillance.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* XXXXXXX score of 6 for prostate biopsy indicates that

- Lowest score found on a prostate biopsy
- Prostate cancer is well differentiated or low - grade
- Likely to be less aggressive
- Tend to grow and spread slowly

* Active surveillance is observation concept of patient

- It does not mean no treatment but it indicates
treatment when your cancer warrants only .
- Doctor regularly calls patient for digital rectal examination , periodic
serum PSA levels and repeat biopsy at intervals .

* This is the best method for XXXXXXX score 6 to follow rather than very
aggressive management of radical surgery or other modalities .

Hope this will help you .
Welcome for further assistance .
Regards .
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