Men’s Health Week: Prostate Cancer and Second Opinions

June 15 – 21 is honored as Men’s Health Week, dedicated to raising awareness for all aspects of men’s health.

At Columbus CyberKnife, we work to educate our patients on the importance of seeking a second opinion. When developing treatment plans, we consult specialists from various areas of cancer care to offer a well-rounded approach. As a patient, it’s important that men ask questions and seek guidance from a variety of trusted professionals to help make an informed treatment decision. This is particularly important when facing a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Following a prostate cancer diagnosis, you may be presented a few different treatment options. As you learn more about each option, consider consulting the perspective of a radiation oncologist before deciding on a treatment plan.

Meeting with a physician who specializes in the treatment of cancer with radiation, such as a radiation oncologist, is an important step in feeling educated about the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Take time to ask questions that will help you understand how different treatments can affect you in the short and long term.

Columbus CyberKnife’s experienced team considers factors such as your medical and family history, current health, diagnosis and personal needs, before recommending options for an overall treatment plan. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would like a second opinion, call our center at (614) 898-8300.

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.