How safe is a Gleason 6?

How safe is a Gleason 6?

Patient Ferd Becker, MD Transcript

Opening Title: How safe is a true Gleason 6?

Well I’ve spoken with many people on active surveillance and I’ve spoken to a lot of people who should have been on active surveillance, but got surgery and radiation instead for Gleason 6 disease. Active surveillance is excellent for Gleason 6 because it does not metasticize. And Dr. Klotz, Dr. Laurence Klotz out of Sunnybrook Medical Center in Toronto, is the father of active surveillance in North America and Dr. Klotz believes that any Gleason 3 or Gleason 6 tumor that is one centimeter or less is probably not even worth worrying about. He doesn’t even feel like that’s even cancer. And doctor Snuffy Meyers agrees. None of these lesions tend to metastasize, literally none, also, if you get past about 2 or 3 years with the Gleason 6, the chances are it’s not going to progress to Gleason 7

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Patient/physician Ferdinand Becker advocates that with careful monitoring using the latest imaging technologies Gleason 6 should be considered safe. 
Patient/Physician Ferd Becker

Dr. Becker has followed an active surveillance regimen for four years, maintaining stable, low-grade cancer. The 7 mm prostate cancer lesion found at diagnosis remains at 7 mm. Ferd received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He is also an avid walker and amateur outdoor photographer.
Video reviewed and approved by Dr. Ferdinand Becker, August 1, 2015