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A patient is always entitled to a second opinion.  Second opinions are best used to gather information to confirm the first doctor's analysis and to help find a doctor with whom a patient is comfortable.  Doctors should not feel threatened by a patient seeking a second opinion; the patient has the most at stake and should be part of the decision-making team along with the doctor.  Do not be afraid to ask for a second opinion.

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  About two years after I finished chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to treat inflammatory breast cancer, I started having trouble with shortness of breath.  Horrible coughing fits shook my body.  When I couldn't breathe, I could feel my heart rate increase.   The first thing my doctor did was to check me out to make sure the cancer had…

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Hi I have black shadow in both of my… Hi - "Black shadow" isn't a term I usually hear applied to mammogram…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered Triple Negative breast cancer Hi - Only your own doctor can give those exact type of statistics, so I'd assume that for…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered RE: Stage 1,grade 2 ER, PR+, Her2+… Well, then chemo is definitely a given. You might want to consider a second…


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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, answered is using my hot tub with dcis ok Hi - Before opting for the double mastectomy, make sure you have all the facts. A…


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