People With Medicare
After you get your doctor's diagnosis and cancer treatment plan, it is a good idea to get another cancer doctor's advice before you start treatment. This is especially true if your doctor suggests surgery. This is called a second opinion.
Medicare covers most of the cost of a second opinion before surgery. A second opinion might tell you to follow your first doctor's treatment plan. Or it can suggest that you change the plan. A second opinion can make you feel better that you have explored your treatment options. It also will give you a chance to get all your questions answered.