Getting a second opinion in breast cancer

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We’re here to help you make sense of it all.

We understand that you may want to get a second opinion. When you make an appointment with us to get a second opinion on a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s typically for one of these reasons:

  • You felt that the doctor seemed to rush the examination or came to a conclusion about your condition too quickly.
  • That your needs were not fully taken into consideration.
  • You did not get all your questions answered and had no opportunity to ask follow-up questions.
  • You questioned whether your goals align with the prescribed plan for care.
  • The initial diagnosis you received just did not feel right.

All of these are valid reasons for you to seek out a second opinion. More than that, you know your body, you know what you’re feeling, and you know what feels right for you. We are here to help in any way that we can.

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We’ll give you a thorough exam and a carefully considered diagnosis.

When you come to us for a second opinion about your breast cancer diagnosis, we will take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your lifestyle, and answer all your questions. We will perform a thorough examination, run all necessary tests, and make sure that we have all the information we need to make an informed diagnosis.

Guiding you in finding the right doctor for your second opinion

Finding the right doctor for you is important. Here is a short list of what to look for, and what to ask:

Do they specialize in your particular type of cancer?

Specialization is important in getting the right diagnosis and treatment.

Would you prefer a male or female doctor?

Sometimes, feeling relaxed around a doctor comes down to gender. If this is the case, make sure to ask if the kind of doctor you would prefer to see is available.

What hospital are they affiliated with, and do they have the resources to provide total care?

Hospital affiliation can make all the difference. Ask if the hospital can give referrals and coordinate your care throughout their system.

Do they participate in your insurance plan?

Knowing this can help put your mind at ease. Ask if they participate in your plan and if they meet any other requirements, like being in network.

Do you feel comfortable with that doctor?

Your relationship with your doctor is extremely important, so make sure you feel comfortable with them, and free to express your needs and concerns.

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Your breast cancer care program

We are here for you no matter where you are in your breast cancer journey. 

Whether you have just received your diagnosis, are in the middle of treatment, or have completed your course of treatment, there are many ways we can still support you and help you feel and do better. Please call us to make an appointment today.

Call us today for second opinions and referrals

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