– Second opinion
In particular, after getting a difficult diagnosis such as cancer with sometimes different and contradicting treatment options it is important to get more than one opinion. So, patients tend to turn to consultation to discuss their situation and possible alternative treatments. Many patients also want to know which additional complementary treatments make sense to strengthen the immune system, reduce chemotherapy-related side effects of conventional treatments, and to find out what they can do themselves to improve their chances.
Seeking a second opinion is good for broadening your understanding of cancer and your particular situation. Even if you're happy with your current oncologist, it's always a good idea to stay on top and educated by other experts too.