When you’re diagnosed with cancer, you have a lot of questions. You can get the answers you need at Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute. We have a wide variety of resources to guide you through your cancer treatment and into survivorship.

As your healthcare partner, we will walk with you through every step of your cancer journey. Our expert team of world-renowned oncologists, outstanding subspecialists, expert surgeons, accomplished clinical researchers and experienced genomic scientists work together to deliver the most sophisticated treatment options. We’re also home to Florida’s most advanced radiation oncology program.

With us, you have access to multiple leading-edge therapies and comprehensive, compassionate patient support services. It’s convenient, unparalleled care all under one roof.

Watch the video series below to prepare for your cancer journey. From guidance on parking to clinical treatments to support services to finances, these videos explain everything you need to know about us.


What to Expect

Exterior of Miami Cancer Institute

Welcome to Miami Cancer Institute

Woman working on a laptop

Preparing for your first visit

Woman talking to her cancer guide

Services at Miami Cancer Institute

Doctors sitting at a meeting

Blood & Marrow Transplants

Doctor speaking to female patient

The Breast Clinic at Miami Cancer Institute

Render of DNA strand

Clinical Genetics

Infusion suite at Miami Cancer Institute

Infusion Therapy

Inside of Miami Cancer Institute Pediatric services

Pediatric Services


Radiation Therapy


Clinical Trials


FAQs: Second Read and Second Opinion Services

A cancer diagnosis can be scary and confusing. And deciding between treatment options can feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to have more than one medical professional review your case. A second expert can provide their insight to ensure you receive the care that’s best for you.

Our experts offer second read and second opinion services to new and existing patients. With these independent reviews, we’re often able to expand the number of cancer treatments available to patients.

Keep reading to learn more about our second read and second opinion services.

  • For a second read, one of our expert radiologists reviews your diagnostic images from another healthcare institution to confirm your cancer diagnosis.

    For a second opinion, one of our skilled pathologists reviews your pathology slides from another healthcare organization to confirm your cancer diagnosis.

    Our experts may offer additional insights about your case that can help guide your treatment journey.

  • If you’re a new Baptist Health Miami Cancer Institute patient, our Patient Intake Department helps you collect your medical records from previous institutions before your first appointment with us. We need the diagnostic scans, pathology slides and reports that led to your diagnosis.

    During your first visit with us, an expert radiologist reviews your imaging scans to provide a second read, and an expert pathologist examines your slides and reports to offer a second opinion. After their review, they will write an official report and send it to your doctor. Your doctor will meet with you to discuss your results. They may recommend additional testing to explore all your treatment options.

  • Getting another doctor’s perspective can confirm your original diagnosis and help you understand your treatment options. Sometimes, second reads and opinions modify your diagnosis and expand the treatment options available to you, such as clinical trials or novel therapies.

    If you’re a new patient with us, reviewing your scans and pathology slides gives us the most accurate, detailed information about your cancer. This way, we can create the most effective treatment plan for you.

  • Yes. Most major cancer centers offer second read and second opinion services. In fact, it’s routine practice for another healthcare provider to review information about your case. These reviews ensure patients receive the highest level of care with the most effective treatment options.

  • Our second read and second opinion services are like any other medical service we provide. We will bill your insurance. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be responsible for co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles or some out-of-pocket expenses. Contact your insurance company to confirm which services are covered.

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