Prostate cancer has a record of being both under- and over-diagnosed. Many men have received radical treatments with very marginal benefits in terms of cancer control but with major impact upon quality of life in terms of urinary and sexual function. Similarly, there are cases where men have been diagnosed too late, and therefore can only benefit from the most radical treatments.
If you have any concern regarding your diagnosis or the treatment options being offered to you, either privately or through the NHS you should seek an objective second opinion.
What is the best way to get a second opinion?
Given that most second opinions are sought in a timely manner, going private is going to be your fastest route.
One of the biggest myths surrounding going private in the UK is that accessing private healthcare is too expensive.
The UK’s private healthcare insurers actively promote the MRI diagnostic pathway, and if you are insured it is likely that a second opinion will be covered.
However, all of The Prostate Experts consultants welcome self-paying patients, and an initial consultation or second opinion is affordable at a cost of £250.
Call us today, and we can advise you on how to proceed.