My husband was recently diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and in the meeting with the Physician on treatment options we had to ask for this information on the Prolaris Test and Score. It was not offered to us until I asked. The biopsy is sent to them to determine the aggressiveness of the cancer. This Test is the ONLY accurate measure of whether or not your cancer is aggressive in nature and in many cases it just may not be. This will give both you and the PHYSICIAN additional information about the TRUE nature of the cancer that NO other test can. Be informed before you make your decision about any treatments.
Prolaris provides a new measure of the aggressiveness1,2 of an individual’s prostate cancer. Getting a Prolaris ScoreTM will give both the patient and physician additional information about the true nature of the cancer that no other test can.
Prolaris is a measure of how fast a prostate cancer tumor is growing. Biopsy tissue samples can be used to determine a patient’s personal Prolaris Score. Studies have shown that Prolaris provides an accurate assessment of cancer aggressiveness.1,2 And, because every individual’s prostate cancer is different, the result of each Prolaris test is unique to that patient.
Safely choose active surveillance & reduce overspending on prostate cancer carePhysicians use the Prolaris test for men with localized prostate cancer to add precision to their clinical risk assessment. The unique information provided by Prolaris drives optimal treatment decisions, by identifying patients who can safely choose active surveillance and thereby reduce morbidities associated with unneeded interventions. This net reduction in unnecessary therapies produces an overall cost savings to the healthcare system.