Men’s Health Month: The Value of a Second Opinion

June is Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness around education and prevention of the health problems men face and encouraging men to seek regular medical advice.

One such health issue is prostate cancer. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in men, and the American Cancer Society estimates more than 220,000 new diagnoses of prostate cancer in the U.S in 2015.

Men facing a prostate cancer diagnosis are encouraged to seek information about their specific case and treatment options to make an informed and well educated decision. Seeking a second opinion from a radiation oncologist, for example, provides an opportunity to learn more about the various radiation therapy approaches for treating prostate cancer.

Radiation oncologists are trained physicians specializing in the treatment of cancer using various types of radiation. The perspective of a radiation oncologist may offer further insight into your disease and could expose you to additional treatments you may not have been presented with previously.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, call Louisville CyberKnife at (855) 737-8200 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced physicians.

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.