There are lots of reasons to seek a second opinion. Here are a few:
- Some doctors may favor oneÂ treatment approach, while others might suggest a different combination ofÂ treatments.
- Doctors in each oncology specialty bring different training andÂ perspectives to cancer treatment planning.
- Another doctor’s opinion mayÂ change the diagnosis or reveal a treatment your first doctor was not awareÂ of.
- You need to hear arguments for all of your treatment options.
- Childhood cancer diagnosis could be a tricky thing, especially if it’s a sarcoma or any other soft tissue cancer.
- Diagnosis does not relate only to type (which in some cases be more than one), but also to other parameters such as grade etc.
- A secondÂ opinion is also a way to make sure your pathology diagnosis and staging areÂ accurate, and that you are aware of clinical trials that you might want toÂ consider.
ALWAYS insist on getting a second opinion in order to save unnecessary treatments.
You should know that any good oncologist would welcome a second and even a third opinion.