A second opinion may be very helpful if you have oral cancer. Another specialist can review your diagnosis, the stage of cancer you have, and the treatment plan. Most doctors welcome a second opinion, and many health insurers will pay for a second opinion, whether you or your doctor request it. Some companies, in fact, even require it.
The doctor you consult for the second opinion may agree with the first doctor’s treatment plan, or may suggest an alternative approach. Whatever happens, you’ll have more information and feel more confident about the plan of treatment for your oral cancer.