A Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Why Speaking to a Radiation Oncologist is Important

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer are often encouraged to seek the opinion of multiple specialists. A urologist typically diagnoses prostate cancer and recommends treatment options. Perspectives from medical, surgical and radiation oncologists are also important and can provide patients with a thorough understanding of their options.

Getting a second opinion can offer peace of mind and help you to feel educated and comfortable with your treatment plan. Additional testing or consultations can also validate your original diagnosis or introduce another treatment approach you hadn?t been presented with previously. In these cases, it?s important to consider meeting with a radiation oncologist given their expert knowledge in the field of cancer treatment.

At Illinois CyberKnife our radiation oncologists consider factors such as your medical and family history, current health, diagnosis and personal needs, before suggesting an overall treatment plan. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would like to seek a second opinion, call our center at (847) 723-0100.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.