When a cancer diagnosis is made, a second medical opinion is an important decision-making tool. Is the recommended treatment really the right one? Are you unsure whether medication or surgery is necessary or advisable? The Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich (CCCZ) supports you with a second opinion on treatment.
A qualified second opinion in cancer is useful and helpful for many diagnoses. Even if you are not a patient at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ): Our consultation offers you not only the opinion of a single specialist, but also includes the recommendation of a team of specialists and oncology experts from numerous disciplines, as needed.
A cancer second opinion is an independent, second opinion of a medical finding by a medical specialist. This additional assessment may be done for diagnosis or treatment recommendation.
The costs for a second opinion are usually covered by the health insurance companies for persons with health insurance in Switzerland. To be on the safe side, please clarify the coverage of costs with your health insurance in advance.
Numerous departments have joined forces in the 17 specialized organ centers of the CCCZ, pooling knowledge for the various types of tumors and cancers. Our experts work closely together here for the benefit of those affected. In our weekly tumor boards, they discuss the diagnoses and therapy recommendations for our patients on an interdisciplinary basis. Cancer patients thus benefit from holistic medical care of the highest standards. Through our intensive research and numerous clinical studies that we develop and conduct, we are able to offer new, innovative treatment approaches.