Diamon Systems

My biopsy slides were read by Diamon Systems out of OK, where a team of pathologists meet to review all cancer diagnoses. Is anyone familiar with Diamon Systems? Should I get a second opinion from Hopkins?

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  • Beau2
    Beau2 Member Posts: 261
    Yes
    It is a very good idea to get a second opinion. Hopkins is one of the best. I used them for a second opinion.
  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,333 Member
    Beau2 said:

    Yes
    It is a very good idea to get a second opinion. Hopkins is one of the best. I used them for a second opinion.

    agree
    There is a book "A Primer on Prostate Cancer" by Stephen B. Strum that I keep on my desk, and refer to. In his book, Dr.Strum lists 8 pathology centers that he considers world class. H is one of them. Figuring out the stage of the gleason is subjective, so there is a need for an "expert"

    I recommend this book to all.
  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,583 Member

    agree
    There is a book "A Primer on Prostate Cancer" by Stephen B. Strum that I keep on my desk, and refer to. In his book, Dr.Strum lists 8 pathology centers that he considers world class. H is one of them. Figuring out the stage of the gleason is subjective, so there is a need for an "expert"

    I recommend this book to all.

    I also agree
    I also agree with a second opinion at JH. This is a centre of excellency for PCa cases.
    You may expect to get an unbiased review of your diagnosis. However, you will have to be the "commandant" of your case and should try to know as much as possible on the problem. They will appreciate to clarify any of your doubts.
    http://www.experts.scival.com/jhu/expertSimExp.asp?n=Mario+Eisenberger&u_id=2593

    Though I was initially treated in Japan and now am looked after in Portugal, I got several second opinions along my journey (since 2000) at JH facilities in Baltimore and Singapore.
    Hope for the best.

    VG