Cancer is a complex disease with many care options. As you consider your next steps, experts at Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute are here to help you understand your condition and care recommendations.
Our second opinion service connects you with doctors who specialize in personalized cancer care. We answer your questions, explain your options and help you feel confident in the care plan for your cancer journey.
Second opinions at Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute
The Cancer Institute offers a level of expertise that is not widely available. We successfully treat cancers that were previously considered untreatable, and stay current on the latest cancer care research so you know you are receiving the best treatment options for your unique healthcare needs.
You can come to us for a second opinion at any point in your cancer care journey – even if you plan on receiving treatment somewhere else. Highlights of our program include:
When you come to us for a second opinion, you see multiple cancer specialists in one visit. Many people see a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and surgical oncologist. These doctors work together to develop personalized cancer treatment recommendations. We also explain how these treatments can help you. Find out more about our multidisciplinary cancer clinics.
We hold ourselves to the same standards as the world’s leading cancer centers and institutes. Our cancer experts meet on a regular basis to make sure our recommendations reflect the latest cancer research. Find out more about our cancer disease management teams.
Access to additional experts
We discuss rare and complex cancers with experts from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance (MSK Cancer Alliance) – one of the nation’s top programs. Read more about our membership in the MSK Cancer Alliance.
Second opinions for cancer: What to expect
Second opinions provide valuable information that helps you feel confident in your decisions about cancer treatments. When you come to us for a second opinion, we review your medical information and perform a physical examination.
We use this information to provide you with a second opinion, which may include:
- Confirming a cancer diagnosis
- Explaining the severity of the cancer based on its size, location and if it has spread to other parts of the body
- Discussing the cancer treatments that are best for your unique needs
- Determining your eligibility for cancer research and clinical trials
Paying for a second opinion
Insurance often covers second opinions for cancer. Calling your insurance provider can help you find out more about your benefits.
If you need help paying for these services, our financial coordinators are available to discuss your options. Learn more about cancer financial coordination services.