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Urologist or Oncologist for 2nd opinion and treatment

Redmonder profile image
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My father, aged 78, was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. His PSA score rose from 4 to 50+ in the span of a year and when they did the biopsy, they found 10 Gleason scores in every portion of his prostate except two.

The CT scan came back negative for spread into his lymph nodes, but the bone scan showed several suspicious areas. He was supposed to get an MRI to confirm the suspicious bone areas, but due to his pacemaker, they are having him do another CT scan.

My question is whether we should find an oncologist for a 2nd opinion and treatment.

I get conflicting answers when I search in google. Some sites say that prostate cancer should be treated by an oncologist, but some other websites seem to indicate it’s urologists that treat prostate cancer.

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Tall_Allen profile image
Tall_Allen

If it's metastasized, he has to see a medical oncologist, not a urologist. Where does he live? Maybe I can recommend someone nearby.

Redmonder profile image
Redmonder in reply to Tall_Allen

Thanks for the offer. He lives in West Palm Beach

Tall_Allen profile image
Tall_Allen in reply to Redmonder

The closest top Oncologist I know of is Manish Kohli at Moffitt. I can't think of a top MO at Sylvester but they are probably OK.

Redmonder profile image
Redmonder in reply to Tall_Allen

Is that Moffitt in Tampa? What’s Sylvester?

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Tall_Allen in reply to Redmonder

Moffitt is in Tampa. Sylvester is in Miami.

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addicted2cycling in reply to Redmonder

An alternative suggestion from this 70yo diagnosed Gleason 10 some 5.5 years ago who just finished a 62 mile bicycle ride a couple of hours ago (102 miles Tuesday morning) would be Dr. Gary Onik of Fort Lauderdale having 3+ decades of prostate cancer treatment experience. Mine being contained he cryoablated it plus an experimental Immunotherapy cocktail of drugs injection of his own formulation.

--- An insight to his own metastatic PCa self treatment can be seen if you care to search AKA Dr. Hope, A Miracle Cu----- parts 1 and 2.

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Fightinghard in reply to Tall_Allen

Hi Allen. Just FYI. Dr Kohli left Moffitt at end of 2019, he was my Dr. Heard he went to a research hosp in Utah. Moffitt still a top choice, all the MOs are excellent.

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Tall_Allen in reply to Fightinghard

Thanks - he was the last good MO at Mayo before he went to Moffitt

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spinosa in reply to Tall_Allen

Am I reading your statement correctly, here? The last good MO?

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Tall_Allen in reply to spinosa

That's just my opinion from afar. I judge MOs by their contribution to the field. But a patient has other considerations.

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luis85715

I RECOMEND TO SEE A ONCOLOGIST FRO PROSTATE CANCER

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