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Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis by Kim Thiboldeaux, Mitch Golant, Mehmet Oz

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Chapter 4

Getting a Second Opinion—and Maybe a Third

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I’ve found a lot of people don’t know anything about how to get a second opinion and how meaningful it can be. I always tell people to go to a teaching hospital that specializes in cancer—or, better yet, a melanoma center. Even if you have to travel out of state, it is ideal to get a different point of view from that of your local doctor.

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aLL CANCERS are best treated when they are diagnosed early. There are many types of cancer, so it’s crucial that the disease be diagnosed accurately and promptly. Treatment options depend upon careful identification of the type and stage ...

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