Once you find a health care provider, he or she does not have to be your only source of information. Breast cancer is complex. It’s a good idea for everyone diagnosed with breast cancer to consider getting a second opinion.
Seeing a second provider from a different hospital or group practice can:
Your provider should be comfortable with and, in fact, encourage you to get a second opinion. He or she should never discourage you from getting a second opinion.
Once your second opinion appointment is scheduled:
Before getting a second opinion, it’s best to check with your insurance company to see if there are any limits. Some policies may only cover second opinions from providers in their own network.
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