The Importance of a Prolaris Score

 

How Your Prolaris Score Can Help Determine Your Treatment Plan

Prostate cancer is a common diagnosis among men. Fortunately, the Prolaris test can determine just how unique and aggressive your prostate cancer truly is. This video will discuss how a Prolaris score can help you, and your physician, develop the appropriate treatment plan.

According to the American Urological Association, based on a combination of your medical information, your physician can determine if your prostate cancer is considered low, intermediate or high risk. Knowing this information will tell you what your tumor looks like today, but will not tell you how aggressive your cancer is.

Understanding Why Your Unique Prolaris Score Determines the Aggressiveness of Your Prostate Cancer

In the video, Bob and Jim are both 65 years old and have prostate cancer that appears to be similar. However, after Bob received a Prolaris score, it was clear that his cancer was less aggressive. Whereas, Jim’s Prolaris score showed that he was much more aggressive. With the new information that the Prolaris test provided, Bob and Jim can obtain a treatment plan designed for their specific cancer.

For more examples of Prolaris scores, visit Prostate Cancer Research Institute.