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A second opinion is necessary but not simple

September 1, 2023

In “Are You Sure You Have Cancer?” (op-ed, Aug. 26) Mikkael A. Sekeres highlights the complexity of making a correct pathological diagnosis from which cancer treatment decisions are made. The problems with his suggestion of a second opinion is that there is no guarantee that the competence of the second opinion provider is any better than that of the first and most patients are not able to select an appropriately experienced and specialized provider for a second opinion.

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