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A pulmonologist may have diagnosed your lung cancer. You may also see a pulmonologist if you have ongoing respiratory issues related to your lung cancer, or underlying conditions such as bronchitis, emphysema, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Other specialists or support Â�staff: • Pathologist: a physician trained to examine and evaluate cells and tissue under the microscope. The pathologist evaluates your biopsy tissue and furnishes a biopsy report to your oncologist or Â�surgeon.
Does the doctor inspire Â�confidence? • Does the doctor seem compassionate, caring, trustworthy? • Did the doctor ask about me and my Â�family—Â�is he or she looking beyond my lung Â�cancer? After your appointment or consultation, you should have a positive feeling that you and your doctor can work together as partners. If you are not comfortable with the first doctor you visit, you should not hesitate to look for another Â�one. On the other hand, you should remember that doctors are people, too.
Keep in mind that you are entitled to seek a second opinion. Doctors are professionals who understand that patients will be seeking additional opinions or consultations. If you sense that your doctor is threatened by your intention to get a second opinion, then you might consider that to be further reason to pursue another Â�perspective. Unless you require emergency care, you should try to get a second opinion before starting treatment. This cannot be stressed enough. Once you have started treatment, it will be very difficult to switch to something else.