The Importance of a Second Opinion for Bladder Cancer Patients with Dr. Samuel Washington

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In Episode 12 of Bladder Cancer Matters, Rick Bangs’s special guest is Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS, of the University of California San Francisco Department of Urology. Dr. Washington is Assistant Professor of Urology, Goldberg-Benioff Endowed Professorship in Cancer Biology, and a recipient of a John Quale Travel fellowship.

Rick and Dr. Washington discuss:

  • Why should patients get a second opinion?
  • Are there ever good reasons to NOT get a second opinion?
  • Will my doctor support me getting a second opinion?
  • What do you/should you tell the patient as a clinician when you hear them say they want to do this?
  • What if the first and second opinions disagree?
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Dr. Samuel Washington

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