When faced with a life-changing diagnosis such as cancer, many patients may wonder whether to seek a second opinion, especially when facing major surgery, treatments with severe side effects or an uncertain outcome. What if you’re not happy with your doctor’s diagnosis? Is the recommended treatment really your best option? What if your doctor is wrong? Is your doctor not listening to you? What if you just don’t like your doctor?
Oncology pharmacists play a critical role in comprehensive care by guiding drug therapy decisions, managing symptoms and side effects, preventing adverse effects, determining off-label treatment options and educating patients and caregivers.