The Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary and Second Opinion Clinic at Overlook Medical Center is a convenient and timely way to get answers to questions about a prostate cancer diagnosis or treatment plan from a multidisciplinary medical team.
Decisions around the diagnosis, treatment and management of prostate cancer can be complicated. Meeting with a multidisciplinary care team for an ongoing discussion - or a second opinion - can help patients feel more confident about their care.
All patients seen in the clinic will meet with a urologist, a radiation oncologist, a nurse navigator and, if necessary, a surgical scheduler.
The urologist will discuss all available surgical treatment options including:
- Robotic radical prostatectomy
- Salvage cryoablation therapy
- Bone health, urinary and sexual function
- Hormone therapy
- Watchful waiting.
The radiation oncologist will review treatment techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, volumetric-modulated arc therapy and image-guided radiation therapy as well as discuss all available radiation treatment options including:
- Conventionally fractionated external beam radiation
- Hypofractionated external beam radiation
The nurse navigator will provide educational support, patient information and an after-visit summary.
The surgical scheduler will provide care coordination and arrange follow-up appointments and testing as necessary.
Patients to the clinic can be referred by their primary care physician or by calling directly for self-referral.
An avid golfer, Deane D. wasn't about to let prostate cancer slow him down. His primary care doctor referred him to Overlook Medical Center, where he received the revolutionary CyberKnife radiosurgery and after just five treatments, was cancer free without any pain or side effects.
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