When dealing with cancer, the diagnosis, treatment and management is complex, and involves critical decision making. Getting a second opinion can help you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan.
There are many reasons why you may want to seek another opinion during the course of your treatment. Maybe you need another expert to validate the prescribed treatment, or you have a rare or unusual condition. Or your condition isn’t responding to the current treatment.
Taking the time to learn about your condition, and getting a second or third opinion is a reasonable approach. Proactive decision-making will give you a greater degree of control over your treatment. You should make informed decisions only after you have been thoroughly informed about your diagnosis, prognosis and available treatment options.