Should I have a second opinion?
If you don't get the information you want or satisfactory responses from your doctors, get a second opinion - even a third. Many individuals choose to get a second opinion regardless of how they feel about the first doctor's suggestions. Others choose a second opinion when they feel the first doctor did not provide a satisfactory treatment plan or if they do not feel the doctor is a good fit. Good doctors are open to second opinions, regardless of your reasons. During a second and third opinion, make sure you bring your slides and pathology report (they should be on file in the center where you had the procedure); have your x-rays, imaging studies and radiology reports reviewed by a radiologist; and make sure you receive a proposal for a treatment plan. You can compare and contrast the treatment plans that have been proposed to you and see which one you feel most comfortable with.