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Understand the true nature of your prostate cancer.

Learn how Prolaris could change your life.

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The battle begins with a diagnosis, but the way patients fight that battle can vary drastically.

While prostate cancer is a common diagnosis, it’s important to understand that not all prostate cancers are the same. Fortunately, because most prostate cancers are slow growing and not aggressive, only about 3% of men will die from it.*

*Thompson I, Leach RJ, Pollack BH, Naylor SL. Prostate cancer and prostate specific antigen: the more we know, the less we understand. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003;95:1027-28.

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“The Prolaris test was life changing for us.”

Look ahead with brighter futures from Prolaris.

With Prolaris you will have the ability to learn more about the aggressiveness of your specific tumor. Receiving a Prolaris Score will give you and your doctor increased confidence in making a more informed decision about your treatment.*

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prostate cancer. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/index.htm. Accessed August 10, 2012.

* Cuzick J, Berney DM, Fisher G, et al; Transatlantic Prostate Group. Prognostic value of a cell cycle progression signature for prostate cancer death in a conservatively managed needle biopsy cohort. Br J Cancer. 2012;106(6):1-5.

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“Living With Prostate Cancer is Possible”

When to test with Prolaris

Any patient diagnosed with prostate cancer is a good candidate for Prolaris testing. Since all men with prostate cancer have already received a prostate biopsy, there is no need to undergo any additional biopsies in order to get testing with Prolaris.

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How Prolaris testing works

Three steps closer to improving your post-diagnosis lifestyle.


Step 1

Tissue Sampling

Your unique prostate tissue sample will be sent to Myriad where it will be tested and analyzed to determine the aggressiveness of your prostate cancer.*

* Thompson I, Leach RJ, Pollack BH, Naylor SL. Prostate cancer and prostate specific antigen: the more we know, the less we understand. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2003;95:1027-28.

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prostate cancer. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/index.htm. Accessed August 10, 2012.


Step 2

Testing & Analysis

The tissue is shaved into thin sections and attached to slides which are then dyed and processed. Any remaining tissue is sent back to the pathology lab.


Step 3

Discuss Results

Once the sample(s) have been processed the results are sent directly to your physician. The results will contain your personalized Prolaris Score as well as your risk of dying from your prostate cancer or having the cancer spread outside the prostate within the next ten years.

Benefits of Testing

Receive a 10-year prostate cancer-specific death risk

Help clarify your specific prostate cancer risk

Guide you toward the most optimal treatment for your cancer

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