Second Opinion

Choosing a treatment for prostate cancer is no small task, as no two patients are the same and numerous factors impact on both the treatment and outcomes. From individual factors to the experience of each practitioner, a second opinion can help to ensure that you choose a treatment that offers the best possible outcomes.

For all men, deciding a course of treatment is no easy task. But there is one thing for sure – each patient must be comfortable in his decision.

To meet for a second opinion simply contact my practice or you can begin by completing the second opinion here

Assessment form

MRBy providing the information requested below A/Prof Stricker will be able to give an opinion about which treatment is the most appropriate for you.

1. Your details

All information in this section is required
Date of Birth
Phone No.

2. Tumour and prostate biopsy information

Have you had a digital rectal examination (DRE) ?  
PSA level
Free to total PSA ratio % ( if done )
Gleason Score
How many biopsy samples were taken ?
How many of these samples had cancer ?
Please attach pathology report here
Or fax us on 02 8382 6978

3. Prostate information

Size of prostate (grams or cc)
Urinary symptoms
Prostatitis (burning, pelvic pain)
Fear of incontinence*

4. Local information

Previous pelvic or abdominal surgery
Previous radiotherapy
Previous pelvic injury
Previous hernia operations

5. Patient information

a) Sexual factors

Quality of erections    
Current relationship status single
Importance of sexual function *
Preparedness to use sexual aids

b) Bowel factors

Bowel symptons  
Fear of bowel problems    

c) General health

Longevity in family
Weight (kgs)
Height (cms)

d) Family history

Prostate cancer
Breast cancer
Bowel cancer

6. Staging tests

Bone scan  
CT Scan  
Chest X-ray  
I have read the privacy policies and understand that by completing and sending this form I give St Vincents Prostate Cancer Clinic my consent for the collection and appropriate use of this information.

Key aspects

From diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and research, I believe my highly experienced team and I bring a multifaceted approach to understanding and helping our patients. A summary of these key aspects of that approach is available here in PDF format. If you are suffering from prostate cancer or have reason to believe you might be, you are welcome to contact us or, intially, complete our comprehensive second opinion form.