Nationally recognized cancer experts offer evaluations and advanced treatment options in our cancer second opinion clinic - helping you to receive the best treatment possible.
At our cancer second opinion clinic in Indianapolis, you will meet with nationally renowned experts to review your case and treatment options, including access to research and clinical trials. Second opinions are available for newly diagnosed cancer patients as well as those who have experienced a change in their condition, such as reoccurrence, and need reassessments or more extensive evaluations.
Our goal is to help you understand your options so you can select the best treatment plan. Whatever you decide, there's never any obligation to come to Franciscan Health for treatment.
When you call our cancer second opinion clinic, a cancer nurse navigator will be assigned to you. The nurse navigator will review your case with you and determine what service is needed. A personalized second opinion consultation will then be scheduled with a team of physicians specific to your cancer diagnosis. The team may include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, research coordinators and others.
The navigator will even take care of obtaining any previous medical records and test results from your doctor. It shouldn't take more than a week for the navigator to obtain records from your doctor and schedule you for a second opinion appointment.
Call (317) 528-1420 to speak with our Second Opinion Clinic Nurse Navigator.
Getting a second opinion is your right as a cancer patient.
An accurate cancer diagnosis is critical. Cancer is a complicated disease and it takes a level of sophistication and expertise to diagnosis 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.