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Second Opinion

mann hinter pc_poster There is no single "best way" to treat prostate cancer, but the choice of treatment you make now, can affect your health and your quality of life long into the future. So treatment decisions should be made by balancing treatment effectiveness and side effects.

In general, treatment options will include radical surgery, brachytherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, watchful waiting or a combination of these. Most common side effects especially for surgery are incontinence (difficulty or inability to control urine flow) and the possibility of impotence (inability to have an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse).

Although the main focus in the treatment decision for early stages of prostate cancer lies on curation, treatment should also be tailored to you as an individual. Therefore it is important that you and your relatives are involved in deciding what treatment is best for you.

All patients diagnosed with prostate cancer deserve a second opinion to review their treatment options. Please contact the IPG to learn more about possible treatment options for your prostate cancer from leaders in the field of prostate cancer treatment. In most cases, it will just require the information mentioned below.

To provide a second expert opinion, we need the following data:

PSA Score:
It is important that you submit all available PSA scores obtained during the last months and/or years. The course of the PSA scores taken over time, will provide the essential information about the presence of a prostate carcinoma.

Biopsy result(s):
For an accurate second opinion, it is necessary that you provide a copy of the pathological (histological) assessment of your prostate biopsies.

Results of imaging examinations:
Written results of possibly already performed imaging examinations (transrectal ultrasound, bone cintrigraphy, CT, MRT, PET-CT, or similar examinations) should be included in the documentation submitted to us.

International Prostate Symptomen-Score (IPSS):
Please download the questionaire here and send the completed form with the other documents.

If you wish a second opinion, please send this information to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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