Second Opinions

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may desire a second opinion before making treatment decisions. Whether the second opinion confirms the same diagnosis or brings up new factors to consider, it can help you rest in knowing you are making informed decisions.
Because second opinions are considered a patient’s right, many insurance plans cover a second opinion. Check with your insurance plan to see if it covers a second opinion.
Your oncologist at the Kirkland Cancer Center will carefully consider all aspects of your case and will give you and your family his or her best recommendations for your treatment. If you then desire a second opinion about either the diagnosis or treatment recommendations, we will help guide you to the most appropriate center and will assist you in making appointments.

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.