Get a Second Opinion...
In the Newsweek column "Her Body" by Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert, the November 24th article focused on the idea of getting second opinions for various surgical procedures and diagnoses, especially if you're a woman.
The authors stress that women should definitely get second, and even third, opinions for gender-specific issues such as getting a hysterectomy or being diagnosed with gender-specific cancers like breast or gynecological cancers.
The article is very interesting, as it talks about something called "online consultations," and it looks at the overall benefits of getting second opinions, for both the doctor and the patient.
You can read the article here