Sunday, October 23, 2016

Second Opinion at Moffitt

My urologist suggested several places I should consider to get a second opinion. I picked the Moffitt Cancer, in Tampa…mostly because it is covered by my HMO (Capital Health Plan, CHP). The original biopsy slides went to Tampa, and Moffitt had re-analyzed them before I arrived in Tampa on May 20, 2015.

A doctor at Moffitt reviewed the biopsy slides, and agreed with the conclusions of the previous pathology lab. He described the pros and cons of surgery, which is his specialty, and noted that he had much experience with the DaVinci (robotic) surgery. He also suggested that I contact a radiologist (specialist in using radiation for prostate cancer treatment), noting that there are several excellent ones in Tallahassee. However, having heard my urologist (a surgeon) describe the problems with radiation therapy, I didn’t pursue that.

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