From OHC

June 13, 2024

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-altering moment that can leave patients and their loved ones feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about the next steps. In such critical times, seeking a second opinion from another expert may provide clarity, confidence, and potentially life-saving insights.  Over the past 40 years, countless patients have sought OHC’s advice, and guidance through a second opinion.  Our multi-disciplinary team of cancer experts, nationally recognized cancer research and clinical trials program, supportive care services, and compassionate approach to patients help provide the answers they are looking for.

With the internet and more readily available information for patients and their families to research, second opinions are an important next step when receiving a cancer diagnosis.  Not everyone may feel it is necessary, but it’s important to make sure you are confident in your medical team and recommended treatment plan for your cancer care.  Feeling a need for a second opinion may be driven by the following concerns:

  • Certainty of diagnosis: A second opinion can provide reassurance and confirmation of a correct diagnosis, catching any discrepancies and help guide your individual treatment plan.
  • Recognition of complexity: Cancer treatment is continually evolving, with new therapies, clinical trials, and specialized approaches emerging rapidly. A second opinion might reveal new treatment options that weren’t apparent in the initial consultation.
  • Seeking personal comfort: A cancer diagnosis brings emotional and psychological turmoil. Feeling comfortable and confident with your treatment plan and care team is essential.
  • Emphasis on patient-centered care: Healthcare is becoming more patient-centered, each patient is unique, and the focus should be on a personalized treatment plan. The concept of shared decision-making, where patients and doctors collaborate on treatment plans, promotes better outcomes and overall patient experience.
  • Others’ experiences: What do former patients, families, and caregivers have to say about their choice? These days, personal reviews are a huge part when researching doctors.  View our patient stories and doctor reviews to help you understand why people choose OHC.

While you determine what matters most to you in your care, OHC has striven to become a beacon of hope for cancer patients.  Our approach to patient care, with an emphasis on providing the best possible outcome, guides everything we do.  The services that set OHC apart from the rest include:

  • Access to Groundbreaking Clinical Trials: Our cancer research and clinical trials program offers potentially life-changing opportunities for some patients. Many of these trials are only available in the region at OHC. View our current clinical trials list to see what’s open now.
  • Expertise you can trust: Our team of cancer doctors are leaders in their respective fields –offering novel therapies, surrounding you with a team to answer your questions, manage your symptoms, and comfort you like a family member. We provide a personalized treatment plan that aligns with the best possible outcome based on our decades of experience in treating your specific cancer type. We focus on all aspects of your cancer care to ensure you are provided the best course of action to beat cancer.
  • Supportive services: Our supportive care program, cancer genetics specialists, financial navigators, nurse navigators, dedicated pharmacists, triage nurses, weekend hours, and high-quality and value-based approach provides you with everything you need to fight cancer.
  • Immediate access: When you hear the word cancer, everything stops. At OHC, we recognize the importance of scheduling patients quickly.  Our team will work with you and your provider to quickly access your reports so that you can make informed decisions about your care and choose the best path for your unique situation.

Navigating cancer treatment can be a complex and arduous journey. At OHC, we are here to help you be proactive with your next steps to securing the best outcome and quality of life. By choosing an OHC doctor, you can feel certain that you are in the best hands to receive treatment.  Our goal is to provide you with everything you need, so you can focus on what matters most: beating cancer.

If you would like to schedule a second opinion, please visit ohcare.com or call 1-888-649-4800 today.

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