Second Opinion for Prostate Cancer

If you have a suspicion or diagnosis of prostate cancer, you need a second opinion. We will ensure you get it without delay.

We can arrange to obtain your test results and pathology slides, have Roswell Park’s experts review them and set up a consultation with our prostate cancer team. Call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or click the button below to submit a request online.

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Why it matters for prostate cancer

In about 15 to 20% of the prostate cases we review, the diagnosis — or risk group assessment — is changed, impacting your treatment options, decisions to make, and the way forward. This means that:

  • You may not need cancer treatment after all. Most men with low-risk prostate cancer do not need treatment right away, or ever. With active surveillance, we carefully monitor your cancer with timely exams, PSA testing, prostate MRI and biopsy (if needed) and proceed to treatment only if necessary. This allows you to delay — or avoid altogether — side effects from surgery or radiation.
  • You may benefit from HIFU therapy. This new outpatient treatment, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) therapy, uses ultrasound waves to destroy cancerous prostate tissue without removing the prostate gland. 
  • You may need to consider surgery. It’s important to consider all possible options based on your cancer’s accurate diagnosis and risk assessment, as well as learn about your potential surgeon’s experience with minimally invasive robotic surgery, success rates and ability to preserve erectile function and continence.
  • You may need therapies unavailable from other providers. Roswell Park’s clinical trials offer access to the newest drugs, immunotherapies and other options.
  • You may experience side effects from treatment that can and should be addressed. Roswell Park offers a specialized men’s health program to address side effects that affect intimacy, plus support groups, survivorship care and more.

You have time to get a second opinion and you owe it to yourself to learn about all your options and how Roswell Park can help. Call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355).

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