How to Get A Cancer Second Opinion
A second opinion for cancer helps you understand your options so that you can select the best cancer treatment plan.
During your appointment, our team of experts review your case and treatment options, including access to research and clinical trials. A cancer nurse navigator may be assigned to you to help determine what service is needed.
Second opinions are available for newly diagnosed cancer patients as well as those who have experienced a change in their condition, such as re-occurrence, and need reassessments or more extensive evaluations.
Why should you consider a second opinion for cancer?
Getting a second opinion is your right as a cancer patient. A cancer second opinion can help you to understand all your options and feel confident about your treatment plan.
- An accurate cancer diagnosis is critical. Cancer is a complicated disease and it takes a level of sophistication and expertise to diagnose correctly.
- Know the extent of your cancer before beginning treatment. The most important treatment decision you will make is the first treatment. It is important that your cancer has been staged correctly. A clear understanding of the stage of your cancer and location will determine the best treatment plan for you.
- Cancer treatment should be highly individualized. It is important that you gather as much information as possible and make an informed decision that is best for you and your quality of life.