Understanding Your Prostate Cancer Gleason Score

When men have a prostate biopsy to determine whether they have prostate cancer and the extent of the cancer, they are given the results as a prostate cancer Gleason score. While the Gleason score is the most common and useful measure of the severity of your prostate cancer, many patients are confused about exactly what their Gleason score means.

Video: 3D Prostate Cancer Biopsy

3D Staging Biopsy of the prostate is a very unique procedure. Unlike standard prostate biopsies, which sample a very small, random portion of the prostate, MRI guided prostate biopsy, which has not proven to be efficacious at detecting prostate cancer lesions (very often MISSES area(s) of cancer), as well as the Artemis system (which does not accurately sample the entire prostate nor hard to access areas of the prostate where cancer may lie) we sample the ENTIRE prostate, ensuring that the patient is accurately diagnosed and receives treatment that BEST matches their disease state.