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A second opinion could save your life

A second opinion could save your life

At age 29, Los Angeles resident Liza Bernstein was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. If the now 50-year-old community organizer hadn't questioned the advice of the first oncologist she saw after undergoing a lumpectomy, she's not sure she'd still be here today. Her oncologist, she recalls, "was very cavalier" about her condition and told her she didn't need chemotherapy. He was very dismissive of her concerns. She decided to seek other opinions, but with trepidation. "I remember having doubts about it because the doctor said I was fine, and that he knew what he was talking about," she recalled. "But, on the other hand, it...

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