Getting a second opinion is how you can make sure that the most experienced eyes are looking at your specimen and making the right call of whether or not it’s cancer. The good news is it’s easily accomplished.
A second opinion of a biopsy or other pathology specimen is as close as the nearest Federal Express box, and it’s often FREE or a modest cost. The originating hospital can either send the slides it made to the second opinion pathologist, or it can shave some “recut” specimens from the “tissue block” to mail off. Some institutions now do “telemedicine” consultations where the pathologists gather around computer screens to look at digital images of the microscopic specimens.
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