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Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews 1,326

Address:

1200 Gough Street Suite 500 San Francisco CA 94109 USA

Mission:

The mission of thesecondopinion is to provide free multidisciplinary second opinions to adults in California who have been diagnosed with new or recurring cancer. Patients often need a better understanding of their disease and their options. Some are looking for confirmation of their diagnosis before proceeding with a treatment, while others are seeking support sorting out difficult choices in order to manage their cancer.

Target demographics:

vulnerable populations of cancer patients and their families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

over 1,200 individuals because: • The equivalent of 204 doctors sat on 37 Review Panels that provided over 1,600 hours of volunteer physician expertise • 282 patients with 104 supporting family members representing 37 different types of cancer and 23 different counties received seco

Geographic areas served:

all counties in California

Programs:

free second multidisciplinary second opinions to cancer patients and their families in order to assist them in making informed decisions about their cancer and their treatment options. Whether newly diagnosed or having recurring cancer, the lives of cancer patients are saved or improved with a better understanding of their disease and their options. Over our history, thesecondopinion has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of cancer patients and their families from all over California by providing clarity, compassion and choice in the face of an overwhelming situation.

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415. 775-9956
http://thesecondopinion.org

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Reviews for thesecondopinion

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Second Opinion provided a complete record review and treatment options for my mother's cancer diagnosis. Words can't express our gratitude to the Second Opinion during our time of need. Their care and compassion is exceptional and I would highly recommend the Second Opinion to anyone seeking medical guidance.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have heard first hand about all of the valuable help provided by Second Opinion

 
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2 people found this review helpful

After being given an unexpected treatment diagnosis I searched for another opinion. The Doctors and staff at Thesecondopinion were professional, compassionate and caring. Their explanation of my medical situation was thorough and basic enough for my husband and I to understand. They were patient with my many questions and in the end we felt confident with their recommendation.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

The Second Opinion is a truly superior non-profit with a mission to help all cancer patients, regardless of income.
This is a great organization with a caring staff--- an absolute must visit by cancer patients who want to understand more about their cancer. And all services are free.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

theSecondopinion provides a service which is valuable and, as far as I can determine ,unique in the country. The availability of a truly objective, multidisciplinary second opinion in adult oncology gives valuable guidance, advice, and support to patients when they are at their most vulnerable.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Terrific organization providing much-needed support to patients and their families. I'm honored to serve on the Board of Directors.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Fantastic! The staff made me feel so welcome and comfortable and willing to do whatever they could to help. Without them I might not have found the additional tumor and a path towards healing.

Thanks!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

As a cancer widow, I know first hand the stresses and anxiety surrounding a diagnosis. What do you do next? Who do you call? Should you trust what you have been told?

TheSecondOpinion (TSO) places the knowledge and power around these situations back in the arms of the patient. TSO does this by offering free, comprehensive, multidisciplinary second opinions from a panel of board certified volunteer physicians. Dealing with cancer is difficult enough without the inevitable second guessing that occurs when you aren't sure what to do.

TSO enables patients and their families to move forward with decisions that are informed and collaborative so that they can focus on getting through the process confidently together. That's a powerful gift - and it makes a difference.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I met with the staff of thesecondopinion and the wonderful doctors almost four years ago. I left that meeting with a new lease on life, planned and made several trips and then rescued my "partner" Cooper (dog). After meeting with you, I felt confident enough to take on the responsibility...Thesecondopinion made a BIG difference for me.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I was referred to The Second Opinion.org by my hair professional as I was entering cancer treatment. I am completely blown away, as was my partner who attended with me, by the level of the offering from this organization. A panel of doctors familiarized themselves with my case, and we sat and discussed to answer all my questions. This was extremely helpful for me in making some tough decisions about what treatment I was willing to accept and what I was willing to reject. Very hard stuff! I came away from this experience feeling like a much better informed and prepared person to participate in my own health care. They are of the highest professional level and really know what they're doing.

 
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