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Doctors encourage second opinions for breast cancer diagnoses
Sacramento Bee

It can be intimidating for a patient to second-guess a doctor.

But a jarring report this week that early breast cancer diagnoses are prone to error should encourage patients not to shy away from asking for a second opinion, Sacramento-area medical experts say.

“We are never offended by anyone wanting a second opinion,” said Dr. Lydia Howell, acting chair of anatomic pathology at UC Davis Medical Center.