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Why may my doctor want me to get a second opinion during cancer treatment?

Sometimes a member of the health care team might suggest getting a second opinion. You could be directed to another provider that may be better able to answer certain types of questions or meet specific needs. If this happens to you, it does not mean that your health care provider does not care about you or your situation. It usually means that they want to make certain that you get the best possible answer from a professional who specializes in that area.

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