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Is it worth getting a second opinion when diagnosed with bladder cancer, or is one doctor's opinion definitive?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: Yes

You should not hesitate to do so if you desire.
Studies have confirmed the potential benefit of second opinion review in bladder and other cancers. The likelihood is that the opinion will be similar, however a substantial minority (as many as 1 in 5) of patients may have their treatment plan significantly altered (either more or less aggressive) after a second opinion.

In brief: Yes

You should not hesitate to do so if you desire.
Studies have confirmed the potential benefit of second opinion review in bladder and other cancers. The likelihood is that the opinion will be similar, however a substantial minority (as many as 1 in 5) of patients may have their treatment plan significantly altered (either more or less aggressive) after a second opinion.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: Second opinions

There are 3 basic types of second opinions: a) the diagnosis is in question or has not been made; b), the physician does not treated the particular condition; c) the patient wants the second opinion for a number of personal reasons.
The vast majority of urologists are well trained and capable of treating bladder cancer. So, a second opinion is not necessarily required.

In brief: Second opinions

There are 3 basic types of second opinions: a) the diagnosis is in question or has not been made; b), the physician does not treated the particular condition; c) the patient wants the second opinion for a number of personal reasons.
The vast majority of urologists are well trained and capable of treating bladder cancer. So, a second opinion is not necessarily required.
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