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

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.

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