Some diseases begin with symptoms so subtle or common that they confuse even experienced doctors. Other times, a patient knows exactly what’s wrong but can’t decide which treatment is best. It’s never a bad idea to seek a second opinion!
Listed below are 3 diagnoses that call for a second medical opinion:-
1. Unusual or Hard-to-Diagnose Cancers: If you’ve been diagnosed with uncommon cancer or if there’s any question about whether it’s truly cancer seek a second opinion from a pathologist who has expertise in diagnosing this type of malignancy. After all, the diagnosis will determine which treatment is best.
2. Heart Procedures: Sometimes, patients may wonder whether they truly need bypass surgery or if, instead, they can undergo balloon angioplasty to open up blocked arteries. Also, if a patient remains undecided after the first cardiologist has listed multiple treatment options, “a second opinion from another cardiologist would be an excellent consideration.
3. Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Some patients with bipolar disorder also called “manic-depressive illness” don’t have a manic episode early on, so it’s easy for doctors to mistake the two diseases. In fact, patients with a less severe form of bipolar disorder may never develop intense mania, but instead, have milder manic episodes that alternate with depression.
KareOptions can help you through its sustainable partnerships with physicians belonging to leading medical centers. Our custom-tailored services ensure that you get the right guidance from experts belonging to multiple specialties. Experts in the field of oncology with many years of experience can provide you with an accurate review of your diagnosis and treatment through the Medical Second Opinion Service. Our other services intended to support you through your cancer journey include Transfer of Care Coordination, Continuity of Care, and Second Opinion Board review.
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