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Second opinions on breast cancer diagnosis

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When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is common to feel a sense of urgency around starting treatment. However, in most cases, there is time to do the necessary research to ensure that your diagnosis is correct. That may include getting a second opinion.

Our team of breast cancer experts works together to diagnose, treat and prevent breast cancer, with a focus on individualized patient care. Markey's Comprehensive Breast Care Center is an accredited facility in Radiation Oncology, Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy. Our center was also named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. 

Markey is among the best cancer centers in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report when it comes to advanced treatment options, survival rates and experienced providers. Our center has also been recognized by national organizations such as NCI, FACT and Magnet. As the one and only NCI-designated cancer program in Kentucky, Markey is ready for high patient volume for specific cancer types, including breast cancer.

Our team is happy to work with your doctors and communicate to ensure confidence in your diagnosis. To learn more about our team, visit our breast cancer webpage or browse provider profiles for our breast cancer specialists below:

  • Should I get a second opinion?

    A second opinion can help to ensure that you will be getting the latest and most effective therapy for treating breast cancer. The following are common reasons for seeking a second opinion after your initial diagnosis:

    • You are having difficulty understanding your diagnosis.
    • Your doctor believes there is uncertainty around the stage of breast cancer.
    • Your doctor gives you different treatment options to consider.
    • Your health insurance requires a second opinion before continuing toward treatment.
  • Questions to ask when getting a second opinion

    After receiving a cancer diagnosis, you may have a lot on your mind. Here a few questions to keep in mind for your doctor when arriving for your second opinion:

    • Is there a chance that my medical problem could have a different diagnosis?
    • Are there additional tests I should take before moving forward with treatment?
    • Do you recommend any treatments at this time?
    • What do expect to happen if I wait or don't have the treatment?
    • What are the side effects of treatment?
    • How long are treatment recovery periods?
  • Contact

    To request a second opinion, please call Markey's Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center at 859-323-2222.