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Testing For Prostate Cancer – Why You Should Get A Second Opinion

“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities.
It cannot touch my mind.
It cannot touch my heart.
It cannot touch my soul.”
Jim Valvano

You felt fine when you went in for your prostate exam. In fact, you were proud of yourself for taking such a preventative measure. Everyone says it’s important to get checked and so you did. You were not expecting that the doctor would actually find anything wrong. However, she did, and now you’re scared and confused, and maybe a little bit suspicious.

Not only are those feelings natural and totally understandable, you should do something about them. First, tell a trusted confidant how you feel. Then immediately schedule a second opinion.

Get A Second Opinion

The Hippocratic Oath implores physicians to leverage their knowledge and experience to “do no harm” and very few ever intentionally break that oath. However, even the most seasoned medical professional makes mistakes from time to time.

If you have a nagging “what if they’re wrong?” suspicion, that’s your first clue it’s time to get a second opinion. Even if a second opinion confirms the first, there is value in not having to wonder. Getting multiple opinions allows you to get a breadth of oncology expertise for your situation.

What if I just don’t like my first doctor? That happens and it’s important to have a good relationship with your doctor should this prostate cancer diagnosis turn out to be accurate. Most doctors expect you’ll get a second opinion so don’t worry about hurting their feelings, if that’s an issue for you. Many insurance companies actually require a second opinion, but check to see if yours covers the costs. A misdiagnosis can negatively impact you and your family for many years.

Contact Teal & Montgomery to Discuss Your Case

If you have experienced the affects of a misdiagnosis of prostate cancer, take a moment to speak with the attorneys of Team & Montgomery. Our experienced counsel is available to help build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Our depth of understanding allows us to avoid common pitfalls in dealing with the adversarial insurance companies.

If you have lost a loved one because of a doctor’s failure to diagnose prostate cancer, or if your own diagnosis was delayed due to doctor error, talk to us today. We will not charge attorney’s fees unless we recover damages for your injuries. Contact us today!