The Mercy Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program is available to patients who have received an initial breast cancer diagnosis at another health care provider and wish to obtain a second opinion on the recommended treatment approach for their specific diagnosis. Data shows that of patients who seek a second opinion, 37% have a change in their treatment plan, and the actual diagnosis for these patients changes about 15% of the time.
Each Mercy second opinion patient will be assigned a breast nurse navigator specially trained in breast cancer. The nurse navigator will contact you by phone to discuss your case and determine which appointments are needed.
Second Opinion appointments are held the second and fourth Monday of each month at 15945 Clayton Road in Ballwin Missouri (at the intersection of Clayton and Clarkson Roads).
The Second Opinion Program includes a team of cancer specialists who meet with you and discuss your case on the same day, as well as provide a summary of your treatment plan before you leave the appointment. This team includes a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and breast surgeon, along with a breast nurse navigator, who will help walk you through the entire process.
To schedule your Second Opinion appointment, simply complete the Request Form on this page and click Submit, A Mercy breast nurse navigator will contact you within 48 hours.