When a partner, family member or friend has been diagnosed with a serious medical illness, they may feel uncertain about what to do next. They may feel discouraged, anxious even, fearful. Naturally you want to help.
But how? Sometimes, the best support isn’t obvious. One...
11:34 28 October
by Tina Karas
A medical second opinion from a team
of experts tends to yield the most accurate insights
The rise of chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease, along with an aging population, has led to a situation where doctors must manage patients suffering from multiple health problems. As...
09:05 21 October
by Tina Karas
Here’s how WorldCare's Medical Second Opinion service works, and all it takes is a phone call or email to begin.
When you’ve been diagnosed
with a serious medical condition, it’s only natural to want to make sure the
diagnosis is correct. But where to begin? The thought of...
08:00 23 September
by Tina Karas
you need more experts to break a tie.
or someone you love, faces a serious or life-threatening medical condition, a medical
second opinion can guide crucial treatment decisions you and your doctor make. But
what happens when your first and second opinions clash?
What you need to...
Ben Smith, a 25-year-old resident of New South Wales, Australia, was concerned about a hard lump on his left testicle in December of 2017, when his general practitioner told him that the swelling and pain was probably just hormonal and that the lump did not...
In November 2016, Jacqueline Dibb and her husband Rob were told by consultants at Hull Royal Infirmary in the United Kingdom that Jacqueline had frontotemporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disease classified as the “worst” type of dementia that “makes you violent” and “lose recognition of the...
Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain disorder that affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated three to six percent of the world population. The disorder causes widespread pain and tenderness to touch that can occur body-wide or migrate over the body....
09:55 17 April
Receiving an unanticipated diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their families. These three benefits show the importance of always getting a second opinion.
1. Avoiding Misdiagnosis
Being misdiagnosed is not an uncommon occurrence. Many illnesses start with similar symptoms and traits. Unfortunately, being treated for the...
13:45 28 March
When symptoms lead to a medical diagnosis that is serious, rare, or complex, one of the first things patients often do is wonder whether the diagnosis is accurate. A second opinion provides an opportunity to have a specialist or a team of specialists review your...