Prostate Cancer: Do you need to have a second opinion…on the biopsy path report?

As a rule… No !

Prostate Diaries

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. — Edmund Burke

About the above picture…there is no way that Penelope could not be chosen for a calendar. Is she beautiful or what?

Second opinion on a prostate biopsy to be sure that a positive finding is indeed prostate cancer? Been there done that? What I did was to ask for additional stains to prove it was prostate cancer and not something else. The result? The pathologist found another area with the stains and a higher Gleason’s score and then I got the $2000 bill for my being “clever by half.”

In my opinion the answer is no. Pathologists see so much prostate cancer that it is an easy call.  They might disagree on the Gleason’s score but it would be rare for the cancer to missed or over diagnosed. Our office…

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