Make Good Treatment Decisions

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Finding Treatment Information
Want to find out more about the treatments your doctors suggest? Here are some resources for doing your research and comparing your options.
Understanding Medical Terms
Doctors can sometimes use unfamiliar and complicated terms to describe your illness and treatment. Here are some resources to help you understand.
What Is Watchful Waiting?
Tips to help you weigh the pros and cons of treatment and decide if watchful waiting is right for you.
Should I Get a Second Opinion?
Advice for deciding whether you should get a second opinion, telling your doctor and resources for finding and paying for a second opinion.

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Seeking a Second... or Third... Opinion
Is it OK to seek a second (or a third, or a fourth) opinion on your diagnosis? Many people feel uncomfortable with the idea that they are questioning the authority or expertise of their physician.
Sorting Out Medical Opinion Overload
Where do you turn when your health care team reaches an impasse, even as an urgent medical problem calls for decisions and choices that you simply don't feel qualified to make?
Watchful Waiting: When Treatment Can Wait
For some patients, delaying treatment while regularly monitoring the progress of disease may benefit them more than a rush to pharmaceutical or surgical options.


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