Second Medical Opinions for Cancer Diagnoses: An Often Overlooked Imperative
It is inarguable that a cancer diagnosis can suddenly and very deeply shatter a person’s world. Whether receiving a positive or negative biopsy result, finding out that one was misdiagnosed can be equally overwhelming. Recent evidence and medical practice trends in oncology point to the unprecedented importance of obtaining second opinions for cancer diagnoses. A number of studies have found that not only is it crucial to obtain a second medical opinion from cancer specialists, but also from experts in related fields before beginning any type of cancer treatment.
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