We encourage you to ask for a second opinion for your cancer diagnosis. It’s an important resource for every patient, and it’s covered by most insurance plans. It can help answer your questions, clarify your options and could prevent unnecessary treatment or surgery.
Because The University of Kansas Cancer Center is an academic medical center, you’ll benefit from the opinions of medical oncologists who review your case and make additional recommendations, if needed. You’ll have prompt access to the information you need to make the best decision about your health care.
Getting a second opinion doesn’t mean you think the first diagnosis was wrong or that you doubt your doctor; in fact, a second opinion may offer you peace of mind by confirming your original diagnosis. You can then feel confident moving forward with your recommended course of treatment
You or your primary care physician can schedule a second opinion appointment.
Call for an appointment:
Toll free: 800.332.6048
- Contact information (name, address and phone number)
- Date of birth
- Physician's name
- Medical insurance and ID number
Our nurse will call you
An oncology nurse will contact you within 24 business hours to schedule your appointment. The nurse will answer your questions and schedule you with a specialist appropriate for your condition. The nurse will also tell you which medical records to bring with you and ask detailed questions regarding your:
- Previous diagnostic testing
- Previous treatment
We will strive to meet your needs. Please tell us if you’ve been advised to have surgery so we can schedule your appointment for the earliest date possible.
At your appointment
Our physician will review your records and examine you. After the exam, the physician will discuss your options, make recommendations for your care and answer any questions you have about your condition and diagnosis.
A team of experts will discuss your condition
Second opinion cases are sometimes presented at tumor conferences, where experts from different specialties throughout the hospital review specific cases. You may not personally meet some of these physicians, but you will still benefit from their expertise in reviewing your case. Prompt communication
We will communicate promptly with your referring physician to ensure that everyone involved in your care works together to offer you the best possible outcome.