13 doctors weighed in:
Should everyone get a second opinion for a diagnosis of stomach cancer?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Regardless of the type of cancer, it is critical that every patient that requires surgery have a crystal-clear understanding of their treatment.
As a cancer surgeon, i feel that communication is as important as the operation itself (and usually takes longer). If a patient is not comfortable with what they have heard, a second opinion from an independent doctor of the same specialty can be helpful.

In brief: No
Regardless of the type of cancer, it is critical that every patient that requires surgery have a crystal-clear understanding of their treatment.
As a cancer surgeon, i feel that communication is as important as the operation itself (and usually takes longer). If a patient is not comfortable with what they have heard, a second opinion from an independent doctor of the same specialty can be helpful.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Look in to Chinese Medicine as an adjunct to your treatment choices. The body has amazing healing capabilities and with both traditional and Chinese Medicine approaches healing can be augmented.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
A second opinion can be a very useful visit, especially if you are not totally comfortable with your physician team. Stomach cancer is involved enough that even if you aren't getting a second opinion, you should meet with a surgeon and an oncologist.
In most situations, these physicians work together to provide you the best care possible. Other specialists might also get involved with your care.

In brief: Not necessarily
A second opinion can be a very useful visit, especially if you are not totally comfortable with your physician team. Stomach cancer is involved enough that even if you aren't getting a second opinion, you should meet with a surgeon and an oncologist.
In most situations, these physicians work together to provide you the best care possible. Other specialists might also get involved with your care.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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