When Kathy Madsen was diagnosed with cancer, her prognosis was grim.
Spencer Edwards received similar news.
Newly diagnosed patients, like Spencer and Kathy, often find themselves drowning in the swift waters of the healthcare system, searching for answers.
She went to the Second Opinion Cancer Clinic at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.
A one-stop shop, where a team of specialists explore and discuss each patient's case.
It happened for Kathy. The Second Opinion team determined she did not have cancer., and Spencer found out he could have surgery.
While Second Opinion Clinics may not be available to everyone, doctors say every patient should ask for a second opinion.