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Consultations – Second Opinions

Getting a second opinion about a cancer diagnosis or treatment options can provide you with more information to make decisions or feel more confident about your choices.

Physicians support their patients seeking further evaluation of a cancer diagnosis, as do most health insurance companies. The experts at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Abington – Jefferson Health provide consultations and evaluations of a diagnosis, treatment plan or other cancer concern.

Second Opinion Service

You and your family may want a second opinion about your diagnosis or treatment. Our cancer specialists are available to evaluate your medical records and provide additional opinions to help you reach a well-informed decision. Contact our Physician Referral Service at 215-481-MEDI.

Cancer Evaluation Services

A team of physicians from across disciplines regularly reviews cancer cases to share expertise. These free conferences review diagnostic studies and discuss treatment recommendations for patients as well as for community members seeking second opinions. Suggested options are then discussed with patients and family members. For information about having a case evaluated, please contact 215-481-3191.

Honored for Cancer Expertise

Independence Blue Cross named us a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers®. The Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, gave us its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award, one of only three Pennsylvania centers to receive that honor for cancer treatment excellence.

Blue Distinction Complex and Rare Cancers

CoC Outstanding Achievement Award 2012