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      Clyde

      Why is your gut telling you to get a second opinion? Do you not trust the onc and the treatment plan, are you wanting to make sure all bases are covered or are you hoping for a miracle? Second opinions are important and I always think they are the best route even if you are happy with your current treatment (peace of mind if nothing else). But you must be prepared for the answer to be the same as the one you have now.

      I only partly agree with the idea that your treatment center is the most important consideration. There are a lot of "for profit" centers that don't offer anything more in the end than a bigger name, better PR department and greater distance. Do your research on their results--both the results they tout and the results offered by outside reviews.

      about 4 years ago
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      CAS1

      I can say for certain that some facilities will offer surgery and or radiation like proton therapy that is not offered everywhere with a curative intent. Other facilities who don't have that expertise or equipment will not offer it. And that is a diffrence of life or death.

      For anyone with Lung cancer who has not been muation tested is very disappointing. Yet just look at the number on this site alone. Facility and Doctor make all the difference.

      about 4 years ago
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      karen1956

      It never hurts to get a second opinion....It may just confirm that its time to move to a different doctor, or that its best to stay put where you are at....when I was having problems with my recon, I got a 2nd opinion with the "best" and all it did was confirm that my PS was the best, and I felt more than comfortable working with him to find a solution.

      about 4 years ago
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