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Sloan-NYC co worker suggested 2nd opinion

disneyfan2008
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A coworker who has had BC 2 x suggested I get second opinion. She gave me the # etc. IF I do...i am sure long wait-do I call now? Do I wait to see what goes on Next wed at surgeons consultation? not sure what to do, when or how?

will my insurance cover 2nd opinion? I think so...would new place check my coverage? ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Denise

I am about 2 hrs from city (train or driving)

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abrub
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I know how they work. If you can get your primary care provider to request the consultation, that may speed things up.

Get it in the works. You can always cancel.

I go to Sloan Kettering for my treatment for Appendix Cancer. I don't know the oncologists in Breast Cancer, so I can't make a recommendation. They have some amazing drs there. However, be prepared to wait. Lots of reading material with you.

Second opinions can't hurt, and your insurance should cover that.

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VickiSam
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Only you, can make this decision. Take your time, do a little research, and
make peace with your decision.

Personally, I did, and would again, ...get a 2nd opinion. You deserve the
BEST!

Strength, Courage and HOPE for a Cure.

Vicki Sam

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MsGebby
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put the effort into getting an appointment with MSKCC. My oncologist is not with this world renowned facility but my thoracic surgeon is. I am so happy I found someone who took me in right away.

The way it worked for me was ... I made the call and the advocate at the center asked me to fax over EVERYTHING I had. He took my paperwork to the oncologists there and they made the decision that I need to see a thoracic surgeon. (I have suspicious lung nodules)

I would definitely call ASAP. I have the name and number of the person I spoke to and will share this info with you if you would like. Just PM me and I will send it right away.

xoxo
Mary

disneyfan2008
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am i jumping the GUN since my pathology came back "OK" but radiologists thinks he/they missed something?

Denise

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abrub
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get someone else to read your scans and/or slides. Pathology is too important. If you are not comfortable, then you need another opinion.

disneyfan2008
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I have not spoken to surgeon yet so I"ll wait until get some more info and then if still iffy i'll get second opinion..

Tx for replies

Denise

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MsGebby
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Doing what is right for you is what matters the most.

Keep us posted

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CypressCynthia
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My insurance covered my second opinion when I went to MDA. And my oncologist seemed fine about it. I think second opinions, from time to time, are a great idea for all of us.

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