Second opinion




Often it happens that doctors make a scary diagnosis and an individual struggles to make a decision about different choices of treatments.

Many people seek the knowledge and advice of more than one doctor to confirm a diagnosis and evaluate treatment options. This is called a second opinion.

Asking for a second opinion is common practice. It may help you feel more comfortable with the health care decisions you make.

How a second opinion may help

A second opinion may provide the following information:

- Confirmation of a diagnosis

- Additional details about your disease

- Other treatment options, in situations in which the doctor disagrees with the original diagnosis or the proposed treatment plan

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