expert second opinion

Patient caught the doctor's error

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A prostate cancer survivor said he caught a mistake during diagnosis. Ken Cavellier explained he had to react quickly. 

"The problem I had was that my doctor had misread the path report. And so when I left the office, I made the decision that I needed to find a new doctor." 

Cavellier spoke with SmartBridge Health at the #ZEROSummit2018 in Washington, DC. As a prostate cancer survivor, he tells others to always get a second opinion on the cancer diagnosis. 

Cavellier also emphasized his luck when his next-door neighbor was a physician. The access to the medical expert was critical when researching his cancer.

"Because any time you’re told you have cancer, that’s a life changing conversation that you have. And no one wants to have it but people do every day," he said. 

"And it’s a matter of how do you deal with it. And so I was trying to deal with it as professionally as I could and as quickly as I could...and to gather as much information. And honestly, it was from the internet, it was from my neighbor who is not involved in prostate cancer but just happened to be a physician. So it’s very good that you go get that second opinion."

 

How Chiara decided on a clinical trial for stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer

How Chiara decided on a clinical trial for stage 4 triple-negative breast cancer

I jumped at the opportunity to receive an expert second opinion. Dr. Jeremy Force from Duke University called me that afternoon to introduce himself and learn my questions – I felt heard. Dr. Force offered to provide me a list of his top five choices of clinical trials best suited for me after reviewing my medical records and attending that week’s American Society of Clinical Oncology conference – a sigh of relief! — Chiara D'Agostino

Cancer patient gets an expert second opinion

Cancer patient gets an expert second opinion

“We cannot thank SmartBridge Health enough! We contacted SmartBridge to request a second opinion about my father’s cancer and treatment as he battles stage IV esophageal cancer. We were able to do this from the comfort of our home, online, and in a safe and confidential way. The whole process was extremely fast. It only took a few days for us to receive their insightful and comprehensive report...