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Second Opinions Should Be Second Nature

In my experience, it’s not uncommon for patients to be overwhelmed by the nature of their diagnosis and the implications of proposed therapy. Being a cancer specialist, it comes with the territory.

In such a situation, the first instinct – especially with Hispanic patients – is to reach out to members of their own community. This is who they normally turn to when they are looking for more information, want feedback and opinions they value, and seek validation and support from those they trust. 

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