What are some questions to ask your oncologist?
Patients are often reticent to ask their oncologist where to receive a second opinion on their diagnosis, states Cleveland Clinic. However, getting a second opinion is important because it provides a second pathology review, which is crucial because not every doctor is an expert on every condition or knows the latest advancements in the field for that particular pathology. Clinical trials often have a negative connotation, but they offer a good way to receive the latest and most advanced care. If treatment does not work, or if the goal of treatment is not to cure the cancer, a patient should know his options for the last stages of his life such as hospice care.
Sources: health.clevelandclinic.org, aicr.org