Thursday, December 15, 2016

I Have Breast Cancer So Should I Get A 2nd and 3rd Opinion?

Dec. 15, 2016

Dear Cathy:

I just found out I have breast cancer so should I get a 2nd and 3rd opinion? I really like my doctor, however, I have heard you still need to get a 2nd and 3rd opinion, especially when you are diagnosed with any type of cancer.

Repeatedly, cancer like every major disease, is misdiagnosed, therefore, it is recommended to obtain a “second” and even “third” opinion from a “board-certified” oncologist, a cancer specialist.

This is a critically important step that is not to be overlooked. If at all possible, the second or even third opinion should be completed prior to starting any treatment program.

The second and third opinion should come from an independent oncologist, who is not in a working partnership, formal or informal, with the doctor who made the initial diagnosis.

Second and third opinions’ consultations are that important that many people travel to major cancer centers to obtain them. Second and third opinions are standard procedures, which will not alienate your doctor.

Ask the doctor or staff for a complete transcript of your medical records. Then take the records with you or have them sent ahead to the second or third opinion doctors.

The cost should be reimbursed by all insurance programs. Even if you are not covered, get a second or even a third opinion, anyway.

One of the best places to get second or third opinions or get more questions answered about cancer is at the National Cancer Institute’s Center Information Service (CIS), Phone: (800) 4CANCER 422-6237, website: or American Cancer Society (ACS), Phone: (800) 227-2345, website:

To learn more about cancer and especially to heal yourself naturally, read my book “Cancer Cures: Heal Your Body and Save Your Life” available as an e-book and paperback at

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