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.
Current as of: July 26, 2016
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
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