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[ by | Mar 5, 2012 11:06 am | 40 Comments ]
Pat's Place: Why Should A Myeloma Patient Get A Second Opinion?

I find myself frequently advising multiple myeloma patients to “get a second opinion from a myeloma specialist before making a major therapy decision.”

You might ask, “Why should I bother to get a second opinion?”

My response is: why not get a second opinion from a myeloma specialist?

But I hear plenty of reasons and excuses.

“There isn't a major cancer center near me.”

“I like and trust my doctor, so why not just do what he or she says?”

“My insurance won't pay for a second opinion out of …

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