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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…

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