We provide free multidisciplinary, comprehensive second opinions to adults in California diagnosed with new or recurrent cancers. Our goal is to ensure thatevery cancer patient has access to a second opinion and is empowered to make informed medical decisions. Since 1969, the organization has served more than 10,000 patients throughout California and helped hundreds of physicians make decisions to provide the best cancer care treatment.
Thesecondopinion provides free comprehensive second opinions to adults in California diagnosed with cancer, using a panel format. Our purpose is to give cancer patients, with limited medical resources, and their family members the clarity they need to make decisions about treatment.
"Because of thesecondopinion, I was able to finally make a very big decision regarding my next level of treatment."
Kara, breast cancer patient
Volunteer physicians come from medical practices and facilities throughout the Bay Area. Requests for our service are increasing and we are actively recruiting physicians to volunteer with us. We strongly encourage applications from pathologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and surgeons with oncology sub-specialties.
"We are providing a very important service to people who want a second opinion, but cannot afford it."
Dr. David Lakes
Your gift will provide someone diagnosed with cancer the gift of clarity, compassion and choice. We do not receive government support, bill insurance companies, or charge for our service. 100% of our funding comes from foundations, corporations and compassionate individuals that believe everyone should have access to a second opinion.
"Donating to thesecondopinion will make a big impact on the cancer community, by helping others like me who need clarity and peace of mind."
Bernadette and Andrea