Discussing your treatment plan may feel overwhelming because there is a lot of information to process. The decision to proceed can take time. One way to make sure you’re learning about, and understanding, all of your options is to seek a second opinion from another doctor. Many people do this. Your current specialist or GP can refer you and send your records to a second doctor. You can get a second (or third, or more) opinion for any reason. Some may be:
- You want to know every possible choice for treatment.
- You think another treatment might be available.
- You’re having trouble talking with your doctor, or you want your options explained by someone else.