Once you receive your doctor’s opinion about the diagnosis and treatment plan, you may want to get another doctor’s advice before you begin treatment. This is known as getting a second opinion. You can do this by asking another specialist to review all of the materials related to your case. A second opinion can confirm or suggest modifications to your doctor’s proposed treatment plan, provide reassurance that you have explored all of your options and answer any questions you may have.
Getting a second opinion is done frequently, and our Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan physicians welcome other doctors’ views. In fact, we will even make suggestions on whom to consult. Cancer treatment and maintenance has a great impact on your life and your family, so it is important to do what feels right to you.