Regarding your most legitimate question.
Are you also saying (ie: implying) that one should not get a second opinion because it might differ from the first opinion?
It seems to me when talking about something of the magnitude of PC, we want to get it right. So, a second opinion is in order. I'm not sure what I would have done if the second opinion I got from Jon Epstein at Hopkins differed from the first. I probably would get a third opinion.
In many cases, it is a moot point. Specifically, would you treat a G4+3 and differently than a G 3+4 (assuming that was the only difference).
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06