Breast Cancer Second Opinions

If you’ve just been diagnosed with breast cancer at another institution and are uncertain about your treatment options, Northwestern Medicine offers a second opinion with a qualified specialist. The goal of a second opinion is for you to approach your treatment decisions with the necessary confidence to help you make the best choice for you.

Prepare for your second opinion appointment and find more resources about second opinions at Northwestern Medicine here.

If you are coming to Northwestern Medicine for a second opinion, your physician may only need to review your previous imaging and biopsy results from your provider outside of the Northwestern Medicine system.

However, they may recommend new imaging and pathology tests to get a better picture of your breast cancer. Imaging and pathology are used to evaluate the type, size, location(s) and stage of your breast cancer to determine the best treatment plan possible.