Do I Have Time to Get a Second Opinion About My Treatment?

Share
Copy

Question:Do I have time to get a second opinion about my treatment?

Answer: It's important that, in considering the treatment of breast cancer, a woman recognize that breast cancers have begun six to ten years before we can detect them. They are not among the very rapidly growing tumors in the body. Consequently, there is plenty of time for consideration, for seeking additional opinions, and for reflection -- before therapy begins. It's much more important to perform the right therapy than it is to begin treatment in a hurry. In this way, a woman can be confident that when she makes a decision, she made it on the basis of the best possible information.

Next: What Should I Do First When I Am Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

Previous: Should I Get a Second Opinion Concerning My Breast Cancer from Another Doctor?

-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3642878. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3642878. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3642878. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3642878. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3642878. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 3642878.
null
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: A home damaged by a landslide Friday, April 18, 2014 in Jackson, Wyo. is shown in this aerial image provided by Tributary Environmental.
Tributary Environmental/AP Photo
null
Danny Martindale/Getty Images
PHOTO: Woman who received lab-grown vagina says she now has normal life.
Metropolitan Autonomous University and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine