Does a second opinion help if you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer?

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I have always thought a second opinion is never a bad idea. However, maybe it just  fortifies your initial intuition. Read on.

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Do second opinions matter in prostate cancer care?

Adapted Media Release
Published: Monday 7 November 2016

A new analysis indicates that many men with prostate cancer obtain second opinions from urologists before starting treatment, but surprisingly, second opinions are not associated with changes in treatment choice or improvements in perceived quality of prostate cancer care. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings also explore motivations for seeking second opinions, and suggest that second opinions may not reduce overtreatment in prostate cancer. Continue reading Does a second opinion help if you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer?