Getting a Second Opinion Following a Cancer Diagnosis
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If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, know that it’s normal to have questions, concerns and even doubts. It’s a big deal and getting another expert opinion makes sense. Getting a second opinion gives you the opportunity to meet with another cancer doctor who can review your test results and discuss your unique diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options with you.
A second opinion can help you feel more confident and comfortable about your diagnosis. You will have many decisions to make and choices to consider, and having additional expert input may prove helpful. It’s important to gather all the information you can, so that you can be sure that — together with your family and medical team —you make the right choices that are best for you.
Benefits of a Second Opinion:
- Confirm your diagnosis and cancer stage
- Discuss treatment options, including advanced surgical services and clinical trials
- Gain additional insights and a different perspective about your cancer diagnosis by a multidisciplinary team
If you want to seek a second opinion, let your current doctor know. It’s common for patients to get a second opinion, and most doctors are not offended with the request. Many insurance providers pay for a second opinion with a cancer diagnosis. However, before making an appointment, be sure to contact your insurance provider to find out what your coverage includes.