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Why You Need a Second Opinion

If you have been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder cancer, you need a second opinion. We will ensure you get it without delay.

Roswell Park offers therapies and approaches unavailable from other providers. Our team will consider all options, incorporating the latest technological and treatment advances to offer you a care plan specifically for you.

If you request a second opinion from Roswell Park, you will not be under any obligation to receive your care here.

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Why it matters for biliary cancers

A game changer

At Roswell Park, our pathologists review the pathology slides and testing of every new patient. In about 11 to 18% of these secondary reviews, the diagnosis is changed, impacting your treatment options and your way forward.

It’s important to be evaluated by cancer experts who specialize in these complex and rare cancers before you make any further decisions, because:

  • You need an accurate — and safe — diagnosis. A biopsy may be unnecessary and may risk dissemination of cancer cells. Occasionally, a biopsy is still needed, which can be performed safely by our skilled interventional radiologists who perform these procedures every day.
  • Surgery is the primary treatment and best curative option. You want to be sure that your operation is done by a highly specialized hepatobiliary surgeon at a facility that performs a high number of these procedures.
  • You need access to the latest treatments. If you have cholangiocarcinoma or gallbladder cancer, you need the best options today, not years from now. As a comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, Roswell Park offers clinical trials that provide this access.

Yes, you have time for a second opinion

We understand the urgency of a cancer diagnosis and your desire to move quickly. However, very few diagnoses require that treatment or surgery occur immediately. The fastest treatment is not always the best treatment, and you owe it to yourself to take time now to ensure your treatment plan is the right one for you. We can help

To arrange for a second opinion, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or fill out the online form below. We’ll take care of the rest

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