Why You Need a Second Opinion

If your child has a suspicion or diagnosis of cancer, you need a second opinion. We will ensure you get it without delay.

We can arrange for Roswell Park Oishei Children’s cancer and blood disorder experts, including our pathologists who specialize in these diseases, to review your child’s tests and scans, and set up a consultation with our team.

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Why it matters

A second opinion can be helpful and reassuring, and it’s the best way to ensure that your child’s diagnosis is accurate, that the recommended treatment plan is right for you, and that the physician team and other specialists have the training and experience to provide the best possible outcome. Other considerations include:

  • Your child’s cancer may have specific mutations or proteins that mean it may respond better to newer, emerging treatments or options through clinical trials.
  • Your child may need cellular therapy. Our Transplant & Cellular Therapy Center is one of the nation’s top centers for blood or marrow transplant and is an authorized treatment center for the CAR T-cell therapy Kymriah.™
  • Your child’s condition could be related to a hereditary syndrome. With diseases caused by genetic conditions, it’s important to seek care from a comprehensive center with a genetics team and other specialized services, such as care for patients with neurofibromatosis or von Hippel-Lindau (VHL).

Yes, you have time for a second opinion

We understand the urgency of a diagnosis and your desire to move quickly. However, the fastest treatment is not always the best treatment, and you owe it to yourself to take time now to ensure your child’s treatment plan is the right one. 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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