Dr. Katherine LaVigne Mager in clinic August 2022

Why You Need a Second Opinion

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer, you need a second opinion. We will ensure you get it without delay.

We can arrange to obtain your scans and tests, have Roswell Park’s ovarian cancer experts review them right away, and set up a consultation with our gynecologic oncologists.

If you live far from Roswell Park, New York residents may be able to have a consultation via telemedicine. Call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or click the button below to submit a request online.

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A second opinion can be both helpful and reassuring, and it’s especially important when it comes to ovarian cancer. It’s the best way to ensure that your initial diagnosis is accurate, that the recommended treatment strategy is right for you, and that the gynecologic oncologist and other specialists have the training and experience to provide you the best possible outcome.

Why it matters for ovarian cancer

  • The single most important factor in determining your prognosis is the success of your very first treatment — typically surgery. You have only one chance at a first treatment.
  • Patients with the best survival outcomes and lowest complications are those who had their surgery performed by a high-volume surgeon at a high-volume center, like Roswell Park.
  • Patients with recurrent disease may benefit from access to new approaches through clinical trials.

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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