Get an oncology second opinion online.
Have you been recently diagnosed with cancer? We're here to help. On Maple, you can speak directly with a licensed physician and oncology navigator about your case.
Our doctors can help answer your questions and discuss possible treatment options or clinical trials. Connect online via text, audio or video — right from your phone, tablet or computer.
This service is currently available in English only in all regions, except for Manitoba. French is coming soon.
Seeing an oncology navigator online on Maple is easy.
First, book an introductory session
Use the Maple app to book an appointment at a time that works best for you. All visits are with a medical doctor who has undergone radiation oncology residency training.
The oncology navigator will discuss your case with you to understand your diagnosis, health history, expectations, and any questions you may have.
The cost for an initial assessment is $50. If you have insurance, the cost may be covered by your health benefit plan.
Next, prepare for your online consultation
During your initial assessment, the oncologist will review your case to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a full consultation.
If they determine you’re a good fit, they’ll let you know to book a full consultation. You’ll need all your files gathered for this session, and the doctor will go into greater depth on your medical history and records, and answer any of your questions.
If they determine that you’re not a good fit, they’ll let you know and will talk you through next steps. You’re under no obligation to book any further visits.
Start your online consultation
You can speak with the oncology navigator through live chat or video — it's all up to you based on what feels most comfortable. You will see the same doctor at each visit.
Many benefit programs cover fees for oncology-related services — check with your benefits provider to see if this is available to you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an oncology navigator?
Oncology navigators are medical doctors specializing in the field of oncology. Navigators can offer you a second opinion on your cancer diagnosis, including advice for your specific case and desired treatment approach. They can support you in navigating and understanding possible treatment options. Oncology navigators are also trained to answer questions and provide education to help you better understand your diagnosis.
What can an online oncology navigator do?
Navigators can provide patients and their families actionable and effective information regarding second opinions and possible treatment options. They have up-to-date knowledge on clinical trials, cutting-edge diagnostic tests, genetic sequencing tests, and the ability to increase awareness of differences in hospital protocols and treatment tools across varying institutions.
What should I expect during my consultation with an oncology navigator?
During your initial assessment with the oncology navigator, they’ll review your case to determine whether you’re a good candidate for a full consultation. If they determine that you’re a good fit, they’ll let you know to book a full consultation.
During the full consultation, you’ll need to gather all your files since the oncology navigator will go into greater depth on your medical history and discuss your case with you to understand your diagnosis, health history, expectations, and address any questions you may have.
If they determine that you’re not a good fit for further next steps, they’ll let you know. You’re under no obligation to book any further visits.
Why should I get a second opinion on cancer?
Getting a second opinion on cancer diagnosis can tell you that the right tests have been conducted and results have been correctly interpreted. Additionally, oncology navigators can offer personalized cancer treatment options based on advanced technology, expert physicians and emerging evidence for various cancer treatment options. Some options may include clinical trials, cutting-edge diagnostics or genetic sequencing tests. Hearing what another doctor has to say may help you feel better and more confident in making decisions regarding your treatment plan.
Living with cancer can be hard. Getting support doesn't have to be.
Maple revolves around your needs and schedule. Chat with an oncology navigator for a second opinion online at any time.