Cancer diagnosis? Get 2nd ... 3rd ... 4th opinion
The Charlotte Observer, January 2, 2008
Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC has established second-opinion clinics to allow cancer patients to speak with doctors, nurses, social workers and nutritionists in a single day, at the same place, instead of making individual appointments that could take weeks or months to arrange. Several times a month, doctors from various cancer specialties--medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and pathology--meet at to review cases of patients who want second opinions or advice about diagnoses and treatment. For now, the service is free regardless of income, but later in 2008, Presbyterian may begin charging for the clinics.