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Intermediate Prostate Cancer

Intermediate Prostate Cancer

December 14, 2021
Llewellyn Hyacinthe, MD
Llewellyn Hyacinthe, MD

Urology and Prostate Surgery

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As we discussed before, we use the Gleason grade and the Gleason score to identify who’s at intermediate risk. And generally speaking, if your Gleason score is 7, we consider that to be intermediate risk. Also, if your PSA was significantly elevated beyond 4, normal being 4, that along with the amount of cancer detected, may place you at intermediate risk. And again, intermediate risk means that in the absence of successful treatment, what are the risks of the cancer spreading to other areas of the body?