Less Than Half of Men Referred to an Oncologist Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

In an education survey completed by the prostate cancer organization, ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer, less than half of men reported being referred to an oncologist after receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Most often a urologist performs the tests to diagnosis prostate cancer, though it is highly recommended that a second opinion should be sought before deciding on a treatment plan if prostate cancer is detected through screening. Getting a second opinion can help you to feel educated and comfortable with the treatments presented to you, validate your original diagnosis or introduce another treatment approach you hadn’t been presented previously. Seeking information from a radiation oncologist can be particularly valuable 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.