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Old 06-20-2006, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: Question about Stage IV...anyone PLEASE HELP!

Any respectable doctor will understand and support your getting a second opinion. I would get a second opinion. I have Leukemia and have been to four doctors, two recomended completely different treatment (one even a diagnosis!) than the primary doctor. I honestly didn't love my first doctor--he was not compassionate and way to "medical" and not human enough.

I would not waste time getting a second opinion. At least that way you will feel confident in the treatment you pursue, not matter what it is, and you will have your questions answered. You deserve the truth and to have all the information so you can prepare mentally for what's to come, even if it's just relaxing and doing what you originally planned.

Good luck.