Treatment & Services
After you talk to an oncologist about the diagnosis and treatment plan for your cancer, you may want to get a second opinion from another oncologist before you begin treatment. You want to be as informed as possible when making your treatment choices. Some patients worry that doctors will be offended if they ask for a second opinion. Usually the opposite is true. Most doctors welcome a second opinion, and many health insurance companies pay for them or even require them.
If you get a second opinion, the doctor may agree with your first doctor’s treatment plan, or he or she may suggest another approach or modify the first one. Either way, you will have more information and perhaps a greater sense of control. With continuous advances in clinical trials, technology, and cancer research, more treatment options are available than ever before. You can feel more confident about the decisions you make, knowing that you’ve looked at all of your options with a second opinion.
The physicians at Arizona Oncology are available for patient consultations including second opinions. If you have been receiving care from another healthcare provider and would like to be seen, please visit our appointments page or call one of our Arizona Oncology office locations to request an appointment.
Our patient schedulers can help determine which physician is best for you. Requests for particular physicians can be accommodated in most situations.