Cancer Second Opinion

Our internationally recognized leaders in cancer care work together to review your treatment options. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re getting expert guidance and the most appropriate and advanced treatments.

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Why choose UCLA Health for a cancer second opinion?

At UCLA Health, we understand how difficult it is to get a cancer diagnosis. It’s important to learn as much as possible about your cancer type, prognosis and treatment options so you can choose what’s best for your health.

As leaders in oncology care, our world-renowned cancer experts can help you make an informed decision about the next steps in your cancer journey. We confirm a diagnosis, talk through your care options and connect you with the most advanced cancer treatments available.

Our doctors give you the information you need to feel confident with your treatment plan and approach to care. We offer:

Access to top specialists: UCLA Health cancer doctors are internationally recognized for excellence in cancer care. Through our cancer second opinion program, we connect you with some of the world’s top cancer specialists. We review each case and consult with experts in departments across UCLA Health to ensure you’re getting the most comprehensive care plan.

Telemedicine consultations: We offer virtual access to our cancer doctors. You can meet with experts from the comfort of your own home, even if you’re out of state. And you can choose in-person, online or written reports to meet your needs and preferences. Our services are customized for you.

Peace of mind and confidence: Whether you want to confirm a diagnosis and treatment plan, or explore innovative treatments that aren’t available elsewhere, we can help. You can feel confident knowing that you’re getting the most comprehensive review from a team of top cancer doctors devoted to your care. We’re by your side at every step, offering information you can trust so you can make an informed decision.

Streamlined process: Your dedicated coordinator will answer questions about the program and help you gather and transfer relevant medical records. We help you find the right specialist for your in-person or online visit. You don’t need a referral for a second opinion, and many insurance plans cover this service.

Cancer second opinion services

Our cancer experts specialize in complex care plans. When you consult with our team, you’ll know you’re receiving the most thorough evaluation from some of the top oncology specialists in the world. With unmatched expertise, we:

  • Confirm a diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Connect you to a specialist who treats the type of cancer you have
  • Give you the information you need to weigh your options and the confidence to make informed decisions
  • Help you choose a treatment plan, which may include nonsurgical and surgical options
  • Offer you opportunities to participate in cancer clinical trials
  • Recommend more advanced treatments and innovative therapies, including treatments that aren’t available elsewhere

Getting a second opinion on cancer diagnosis and treatment is common practice. Many insurance companies will cover the cost, especially if you’ve been told you need surgery. Some insurance plans even require a cancer second opinion. And you don’t need a referral.

Cancer second opinions we offer

Our team includes internationally recognized leaders with vast experience in preventing, diagnosing and treating many types of cancer. We specialize in cancer second opinions for:

  • Bone cancer and multiple myeloma (a type of cancer that weakens bones)
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Gynecological cancers, including ovarian and cervical cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate and testicular cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Throat and esophageal cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Urological cancers such as bladder and kidney cancer

Meet our team

Our cancer specialists are leaders in their respective fields. We work together to offer you an expert second opinion and give you peace of mind. Find a UCLA cancer expert and request a second opinion consultation.

Contact us

Call 310-955-2776 to schedule a remote consultation with our cancer second opinion team.

Find your care

Our cancer experts help you make an informed decision. Call 310-955-2776 to schedule an in-person or remote consultation with our cancer second opinion team.