How to Get A Qualified Second Opinion & Review of Molecular Profiling | Step 2: VERIFYiT

One of the best and easiest ways to get peace of mind that you, or your loved one, are receiving the best possible treatment is by getting an expert to review your case. (Trust us. It is easier to get than you might think!)

We know from experience that getting a qualified second opinion can literally be the difference between life and death, 5 months and 15 years, and potentially very different treatment options.

Getting a second opinion opens the door to possibilities and options that another cancer center might be able to offer you. Most people don’t realize that cancer centers, and doctors, can have different approaches to treating cancer.

SURVIVEiT®’s Cancer Navigation Tool is a 5-step personalized planning tool for cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. This interactive tool was created by survivors and medical experts to help cancer patients achieve better outcomes.

Step 2 in the tool is VERIFYiT: Making it as easy as possible to find a qualified second opinion.

The problems many cancer patients face are:

  1. Thinking they don’t have time to get a second opinion.
  2. Wondering if there’s another treatment that might work better.
  3. Not wanting to hurt their doctor’s feelings by getting a second opinion.

It’s common for cancer patients and caregivers to feel unsure, afraid and helpless after a cancer diagnosis. So how can a second opinion help?

A second opinion of your cancer diagnosis, provided by a specialist in your specific type of cancer, can help give you peace of mind and eliminate some of the uncertainty you may be feeling.

In our experience, there are two possible outcomes from getting a second opinion:

  1. You learn about a different, potentially better, treatment option.
  2. You get confirmation that what your first doctor recommended is, indeed, the best option; thus, giving you peace of mind.

Preview of Cancer Navigation Tool VERIFYiT step

VERIFYiT can help you:

  • Understand the importance of seeking a qualified second opinion
  • View specialists in your specific cancer (we’ve done the research for you! Lung cancer experts now listed.* Create an account in the tool and we’ll share a resource to help you find an expert in your cancer)
  • Search for a specialist by location or by those that offer remote opinions
  • Save specialists to your profile so you can reference them at a later time
  • Gather materials you will need for an appointment
  • Access our thorough list of questions to ask your oncologist
  • To gather more information about your unique cancer
  • Make informed decisions about your treatment strategy

*The current version of the Cancer Navigation Tool contains lung cancer experts. To access one of our resources to find an expert in your cancer, create an account.


We are working to expand the tool to 25+ cancer types. Sign up to be notified when it is available for your cancer.

Learn more about the key problems SURVIVEiT®’s Cancer Navigation Tool addresses