Cancer, the name itself, shatters the confidence of the patient and family members. The first thing people lose in the process of cancer diagnosis is peace of mind. Handling a life-changing cancer diagnosis is not easy as it leaves you with a lot of questions. Yet, people fear or lack confidence in asking their doctor and do everything as per the doctor’s direction.
Read this carefully ”You Need a Second Opinion”. Before mapping out the treatment plan, get a second opinion which is often overlooked by doctors as well.
A second opinion is a medical process where specialist oncologists or a group of specialists will recheck all your preliminary reports and review your treatment plan. To ensure that the diagnosis is not off-base, having a second opinion is essential.
When and why consider a second opinion on cancer treatment?
First, be confident about getting a second opinion because there is nothing wrong with getting satisfied with the information first. Trust your doctor, talk to them and be optimistic about your step.
In the case of cancer treatment, time is an essential factor to consider.
- Unclear Diagnosis: If you are not clear about your diagnosis or treatment plans.
- No Improvement: If you are getting through treatment already and you are doubtful about your recovery.
- Experimental Treatment: The experimental treatment plans can ask for a considerable price, so if there is no known result or proper protocol, stop and go for a second opinion.
- Fears of Misdiagnosis: If you are not confident about the treatment in the first place.
- Unknown Side Effects: If you experience strange side effects after having a treatment session.
Why (How a second opinion may help?)
A well-informed and confident decision plays a crucial role in the journey of cancer treatment.
- Sense of control and empowerment
Knowing about the actual condition of the disease will help you in going for the best treatment plans. Learning about the condition in detail allows you to choose your specialist.
- Greater chance of correct diagnosis
The current diagnosis gets confirmed in the second opinion and gives additional information to enhance the efficacy of the treatment. It gets easier for patients and families to get the treatment if they know the type and exact stage of cancer.
- Advanced treatment options
One would always prefer the best oncologist when it comes to a second opinion. The specialist always knows the latest and most advanced cancer treatments, which might help you.
- Confidence and willpower
A second opinion might boost your confidence and increase your willpower to fight the battle of life. Initial confusion and frustration can take a full stop after having a sense of clarity.
The process to get a second opinion.
With these four simple steps, you can get confirmation of your appointment with the specialist.
Step 1: Register & Pay
You will get the form on our website. Fill the form, share the details and make the payment.
Step 2: Submit Medical Reports
Submit all the medical reports of the patient. We would request to submit every single medical report to do a thorough review.
For uploading reports, first, scan all the reports and keep them handy.
Step 3: Review by Oncologists (Specialist)
The specialist deeply studies the medical records with their team and come up with the opinion to share.
Step 4: Receive your Expert Opinion
The team will contact you to share the specialist’s opinion.