Getting A Second Opinion

*Before I begin, a caveat: I am not a medical professional, I am not affiliated with any cancer organizations, and I do not claim to be an expert. The opinions below are personal ones developed over six years of my mother having cancer, and informed by a probably destructive compulsion to regularly read about cancer on the Internet. *

If anyone newly diagnosed with cancer were to ask me what my biggest suggestion would be for them as they moved forward, I’d immediately say, “I AM SO GLAD YOU ASKED.” (I love giving advice and for some reason am also never prevailed upon) and then I’d say, “Get a second opinion if you can swing it. Maybe a third too just to be thorough.”

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