Hey guys! Check-out this excerpt from I found this to be very interesting…
New Way to Predict Prostate Cancer Severity—Size of ProstateBy Anna Azvolinsky, PhD | February 1, 2012
It is still difficult to gauge the probability that a patient with low-risk prostate cancer may be upgraded to a higher prostate cancer stage. Upgrading, using the Gleason score after a biopsy, can occur in anywhere from 30% to 50% of prostate cancer cases. Low-risk disease is generally associated with low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) production and a Gleason score of 6 or lower. The Gleason score is a measure of the severity of the prostate cancer assessed using specimens from the initial biopsy.Prostate with seminal vesicles and seminal ducts, viewed from in front and above; source: Gray’s Anatomy
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have now determined that prostate size may be a good way to gauge whether a low-risk prostate cancer will upgrade to more aggressive disease. Smaller prostates were more likely to evolve into more serious, aggressive disease. The finding was published in the Journal of Urology.
Smaller prostates are the tip-off? You know what I like about this guage–which by the way is only one of many ways to monitor and determine the potential severity of a man’s cancer?
It’s a physical measure. Sort of doing it the old fashioned way.
CLICK HERE to access the article. I see so much about breast cancer, I didn’t want the guys to be left-out.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat