Receiving any type of diagnosis can be a life-changing event. It can be particularly difficult when facing multiple choices regarding your treatment options. You may experience a mix of emotions, including fear, stress, sadness, or despair.
There are many decisions to make and many feelings to process but you can rest assured that we’re here to help you through the process.
Many individuals seek a second opinion from Penn Medicine experts. Our compassionate physicians will meet with you, answer your questions, and provide valuable information so you can make a more informed decision about your care.
During a second opinion, a Penn physician will review your medical history and your current diagnosis and based on these results, will make a recommendation for the best treatment approach. Once you have collected information and met with various health experts, you can decide what the best approach is for you.
We also offer remote second opinions through our Connected Care telemedicine program for brain tumor patients from seven U.S. states and Washington, D.C. Remote second opinions also are available for international patients with a variety of diagnoses. You can learn more about remote second opinions, here.