Access UCHealth University of Colorado Cancer Center’s independent experts without the need to travel by participating in the UCHealth Remote Second Opinion Program.

Although we welcome you anytime at the CU Cancer Center in Aurora, Colorado, our Remote Second Opinions program helps you overcome the hardships of lost work time, lost family time, and the time and expense of travel. Get an expert second opinion from our cancer specialists, whether you or a loved one are:

  • Recently diagnosed with cancer, want to confirm the diagnosis, and receive counsel on the best plan before you begin treatment
  • Already in treatment and want to explore the options our physicians would recommend in your situation

Cancer specialties offering second opinion consultations

Our medical professionals offer second opinion consultations in a number of specialties, including:

Thoracic Oncology – Lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, thymoma and thymic carcinoma, small cell cancer in other body sites, chest sarcomas, pulmonary carcinoid tumors, other rare thoracic cancers

Remote Second Opinions for Thoracic Oncology

Gastrointestinal Oncology – Anal, colorectal, esophageal, extrahepatic, liver, pancreatic, small intestine, stomach, gastrointestinal tumors

Remote Second Opinions for Gastrointestinal Oncology

Breast Cancer – Breast cancer in young women (ages 18-45), pregnancy-associated breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma

Remote Second Opinions for Breast Cancer

Sarcoma – Soft tissue sarcomas including: GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumors), leiomyosarcoma, liposarcoma, undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, spindle cell tumors, synovial sarcoma, desmoid fibromatosis, nerve sheath tumors, etc.

Remote Second Opinions for Sarcoma

When your health—and maybe even your life—is at stake, you want the best medical care available. That’s why your first choice needs to be UCHealth and our nationally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Gain access to medical experts

Our Remote Second Opinion (RSO) program lets you reach our medical experts without the inconvenience of travel.

About RSO payments

Please be aware that payments for Remote Second Opinion (RSO) services are non-refundable, and are not reimbursed by insurance plans. While we issue invoices to confirm payments for services rendered, we do not provide billing codes.

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FAQs

Read a story about Remote Second Opinions on ColoradoCancerBlogs.org.

How is it done?

Remote Second Opinion gives you a direct connection with UCHealth physicians. Our specialists review your individual situation, answer your questions, and provide you with a comprehensive report you can share and discuss with your family and your local primary care physician.

Based on the medical second opinion you receive from us, you can decide to come to our facilities for treatment, or you can choose to stay in your hometown and receive treatment locally.

Once you have our second opinion information, you can request updated opinions as your condition changes.

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