You’ve been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. You may feel a sense of urgency to start treatment immediately and forego a second opinion. But it’s OK to take a moment and breathe, and understand: there’s usually time between your diagnosis and the start of treatment to see another doctor and confirm all you’ve learned from your primary health professional. Talking to more than one doctor can put your mind at ease that you’re getting the right treatment, as well as help you sort out your options.
Keep reading to find out why people seek out a second opinion for metastatic melanoma, how you can start the process, and what you can do to prepare for your second opinion doctor visit.