She lives in Canada and even though we are allowed second opinions it appears to be frowned upon and not always easy.
It's the first time I hear that "second opinion is frowned upon".
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get a second opinion?
According to CRguy
(Canuck from BC) you need to control everything and push for whatever you believe should be done.
The wait lists are long to get into different specialists.
Yes, they are.
Luckily, colon cancer is a slow growing one and a couple of extra weeks to get a second opinion should be OK.
She is willing to travel and is willing to "sell the farm" if need be.
It's a well known fact that best hospitals in US are better than best Canadian hospitals.
If it's within her financial means she definitely should get a second opinion at a major US cancer center (LA, Dallas, Cleveland, NY, Boston etc.).
All of them are superior to what we have in Canada.
Probably she should choose a Cancer Center that is convenient to travel from her location.
58 yo male at diagnosis - T1bN0, 0/15 lymph nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 CT scan, blood test ...
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with a few complications (bleeding, leak, infection)
06/2017 CT scan (lower body), colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6