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Hello this is Dr. Stan and I will assist you with your question today. I am board certified and I have 40 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry to hear that you have a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The difference in your Gleason score of 7 or 6 really doesn't make a significant difference in your outcome. At 57 you are relatively young to have prostate cancer and your survival rate is very high with only a Gleason 6 or 7. As an example, the 5 year survival rate for those having a Gleason 8 in a recent study prior to radical prostatectomy had a survival rate of 86%. So you should have an even better outcome.
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