2nd opinion for chemo
I have too many colorectal-origin metastases on my liver for it to currently be operable, and radiology has been counted out for similar reasons. So chemo is the one way forward unless / until these lesions can be reduced in size or number. Folfox is the initial chemo regime I have been started on, with further ones down the line if needed. My question relates to the getting of a second opinion on my treatment plan. I lot of people are saying it's not worth the bother: the options in my position are relatively few, NICE guidelines relatively up to date and prescriptive, my consultant oncologist very good and a real expert in bowel cancer, and the programme already includes a couple of relatively recently approved techniques. Has anyone here had relatively recent experience of a comparable position where they *did* get a second opinion? Was it worth it? And in particular, any recommendations as to who, or how you identified the best person to turn to?