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Remote Second Opinions: Access to the University of Colorado Cancer Center’s Expertise (without the travel)

If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with cancer, you may want the opinion of an independent expert to confirm the diagnosis and counsel you on the best plan of action before treatment begins.

Or perhaps you’ve already started treatment, but you're interested in exploring what some of our physicians would recommend in your situation.

In either case, our Remote Second Opinion program may be just what you're looking for.

Overcoming logistical hurdles

While patients are always welcome to travel to the CU Cancer Center to meet with our experts, we recognize the inconveniences of travel, time off work and time away from family. 

Our Remote Second Opinion program offers an easier way of getting a medical second opinion from our experts – one that is just as effective as if you met with us in person.

Physician consultation

Specialties offering second opinion consultations

Thoracic Oncology

Includes lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, small cell cancer in other body sites, chest sarcomas, pulmonary carcinoid tumors, other rare thoracic cancers.

Gastrointestinal Oncology

Cancers including anal, colorectal, esophagus, extrahepatic, liver, pancreatic, small intestine and stomach, as well as gastrointestinal tumors.

Breast Cancer

Includes young women's breast cancer (ages 18-45), pregnancy-associated breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, and invasive lobular carcinoma.

How does Remote Second Opinion work, and how do I get one?

With Remote Second Opinion, you will connect directly with our physicians who review your individual situation, answer your questions and provide a comprehensive report that you can share and discuss with your family and local practitioner.

Based on the medical second opinion you receive from us, you can decide to come to our facility for treatment, or if you would prefer, stay in your hometown and receive treatment locally.

In addition, after you have connected with us you can request updated opinions as your condition changes.


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