It can take some time and effort to gather your medical records together and make arrangements to see another doctor. In most cases though, taking a week or two to obtain a second opinion is not a problem since the delay in starting treatment does not normally make it less effective. To be sure, you should talk to your doctor about this delay before proceeding.
There are many ways to find a doctor if you wish to get a second opinion. You can ask your current doctor, a local or state medical society, a nearby hospital, or a medical school for names of specialists. You can also contact the Royal College of Physicians for your area.
To request a second opinion, please request an appointment with one of our medical oncologists.