Coming to terms with aim of treatments can be difficult. If you are told that your treatment is no longer effective and aims of treatment have changed from curative to palliative, you are able to gain a second opinion. Being informed can be very empowering, as well as provide you with all the decisions you need to make the best decisions for your care. For many patients and carers, the transition into palliative can be a shock, and cause an array of emotions. Speaking to a psychologist, counsellor or spiritual support can help you and your family relay your feelings and identify what is important to you. It can be a very cathartic experience and allow you to come to terms with your prognosis. Doctors often encourage a second opinion and can refer you to another specialist should you wish to find other treatment options. If you find your doctor is not encouraging you to gain a second opinion, depending on where you live, you could pay out of pocket to discuss with another oncologist. Out of pocket consultations can be expensive though, so it is important to keep this in mind.