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gleason score 7-8 with stage 3 cardiomyopothy
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gleason score 7-8 with stage 3 cardiomyopothy

My Husband has just had his 2nd biopsy done in one year. Last year his Gleason score was 6 and the most recent being an 8. He also has cardiomyopothy with an I CD. Radiation with hormone shots have been reccomended. Will this affect his heart? He also suffers with chronic back pain from an accident 3 years ago that resulted in 11 fractured vertebrae.


This discussion is related to Survival without Treatment - Gleason Score 7.
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Hi there!

The radiation is largely given localized, though it may have some systemic absorption; while hormonal therapy would have systemic side effects. Both these may affect the cardiomyopathy, however the benefit of treatment in the situation would still be greater than the risks of complications. I would suggest discussing the pros and cons in detail with his treating doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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