NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Ovarian Cancer - page 80

Part 9: Treatment plans
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Ovarian cancer
Version 1.2013
Copies of the pathology report, a CD of the imaging tests,
and other test results need to be sent to the doctor giving
the 2nd opinion. Some people feel uneasy asking for
copies from their doctors. However, a 2nd opinion is a
normal part of cancer care. When doctors have cancer,
most will talk with more than one doctor before choosing
their treatment. What’s more, some health plans require a
2nd opinion. If your health plan doesn’t cover the cost of
a 2nd opinion, you have the choice of paying for
it yourself.
Choosing your cancer treatment is a very important
decision. It can affect length and quality of life. There are
few cancers that are so aggressive that you can’t take
a few weeks to get a 2nd opinion and select the best
treatment for you.
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