The MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at CHI Memorial offers a Second Opinion Clinic to help women explore all options in order to choose the best care for their breast cancer journey. A physician referral is not necessary to receive a second opinion, and many insurance policies cover a second opinion review.
A second opinion involves a review of your imaging and/or biopsy results. Women whose mammogram showed an abnormality can seek a second opinion before a having a biopsy. Others may want help understanding their diagnosis or have questions about treatment options.
A multidisciplinary breast care team including breast surgeons, oncologists, a dedicated breast imaging specialist and pathologist will review breast imaging and pathology results to develop a personalized treatment recommendation. The multidisciplinary team will review your case within one week. A nurse navigator will explain the process of the Second Opinion Clinic based on the woman’s concerns and will guide her through obtaining the necessary records for our breast specialists to review. A women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) who coordinates the Second Opinion Clinic will review the recommendations with each woman.
For more information about a second opinion for an abnormal mammogram or for treatment options after a breast cancer diagnosis, call (423) 495-6744.