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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 5

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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You talk about quality of life. Are there cases where, even if the surgeon says to have surgery, I can look at my life and say, “I don’t need to do this?” Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 4

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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re there certain questions I should always ask if I’m trying to decide whether or not to have surgery?
Absolutely. First and foremost, does the proposed operation have explainable, definable benefits to you, both with regard to survival and to quality of life? Continue reading…

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Getting Second Opinions Before Surgery. Part 2

Posted by Lloyd on September 12, 2012
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Who really makes the decision about whether or not to have surgery?
It’s a decision to be made by you, not a decision to be made by your surgeon. Your surgeon is an advisor to you. Once you choose a surgeon, you’ve basically hired him or her for a purpose that you’ve agreed to, and for which you need help. Continue reading…

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