Second Opinions

Second Opinions

A second opinion is when a doctor other than your regular doctor gives his or her opinion about a diagnosis and how to treat a disease.

Getting a second opinion by an expert in your type of pancreatic cancer is a good idea. You will want to confirm the diagnosis and review the proposed treatment. Also, a second opinion may increase your peace of mind and help you with the process of finding your healthcare team.

Some insurance plans require a second opinion. Check with yours.

For additional information about second opinions for pancreatic cancer diagnosis, visit lustgarten.org, the website of the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research.

Read more at lustgarten.orgThis link is to a third-party website.

For more information about seeking a second opinion, including tips for preparing for the appointment, visit cancer.net, the website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).