prostate cancer

Gleason grade

What is the Gleason grade? The Gleason grade is a system used by pathologists all over the world to describe the microscopic changes seen in a type of prostate cancer called adenocarcinoma. The Gleason grade can only be determined after a sample of the tumour has been examined under the microscope. How do pathologists determine …
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Adenocarcinoma of the prostate gland

Adenocarcinoma (prostatic adenocarcinoma) is the most common type of prostate cancer. This type of cancer may also be described as acinar adenocarcinoma because it is made up of groups of tumour cells forming small glands called acini. It develops from epithelial cells¬†normally found in the prostate gland. Adenocarcinoma of the prostate is a relatively common …
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