Originally Posted by Dad1939
... We now want to get a second opinion on the biopsy results. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a place to go for a second opinion.
You might want to check out Bostwick Laboratories- I think that would be a good choice for a second opinion. I did get a second opinion after my 3+4=7 Gleason score, and the initial result was confirmed. It was fairly easy to do-- the hospital lab that had my slides just sent them on after I made a request.
I actually had a third check too. Prior to my consultation appointment at the University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, they required that I have the slides sent in advance as well so they could check them too. That's where I ended up going for my treatment which ended last November. Even though it's a ways to travel, you might want to check this option too. (I was 64 and had initially chosen robotic surgery, but ruled that out after my most thorough investigation of proton radiation. The book that got me started is a very widely read one now on the topic of prostate cancer- You Can Beat Prostate Cancer, by Robert Marckini.)
If you think you may have any interest in learning about this, I'd advise you to schedule a consultation, since a backlog has been developing with more and more publicity on this treatment alternative. The most recent was a report on NBC's Today Show and Nightly News by George Lewis, a network journalist, who completed his treatment on the west coast, at Loma Linda University.