- Q Is stage 4 prostate cancer serious?
Stage 4 prostate cancer is the most serious and deadliest of the four stages. In contrast to the other stages' five-year relative survival rates of 100 percent, stage 4 prostate cancer's survival percentage over the same period is a mere 30 percent. If... Full Answer
- Q How is the Gleason score used to grade prostate cancer?
A Gleason score can help determine treatment for prostate cancer based on how high the score is. Cancerous cells are examined under a microscope and two numbers are assigned based on the two most common distorted shapes of the cells. The... Full Answer
- Q How is an MRI scan used to detect prostate cancer?
Dr. Marc Garnick, OncologyMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a very large magnet, a radio-wave transmitter, and a computer to construct detailed pictures of structures inside the body. Cancerous tissue has a different set of magnetic properties than normal tissue, and MRI can... Full Answer