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Unformatted text preview: treatment PSA level, tumour stage (TNM) and tumour grade (Gleason scale), amongst others: o Gleason scale = prostate cancer o GRADE 2 histological samples scored 1-5 o 8-10 Aggressive tumour o 5-7 Intermediate o 2-4 Indolent Prevention Prevention larger focuses around screening in order to catch the cancer early or in a pre-malignant stage. Prostate cancer screening is an attempt to find unsuspected cancers, and may lead to more specific follow-up tests such as a biopsy, with cell samples taken for closer study. Options include the digital rectal exam (DRE) and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. It is worth noting that some feel that there is no benefit from screening as evidence has shown that it does not decrease overall mortality rates in the population....
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