Who Is a Pathologist ?

A pathologist is a physician who provides diagnosis and treatment planning by commenting on the tissue and the cell after reviewing the macroscopic and microscopic examination. To diagnose diseases such as cancer, a sample of tissue called a biopsy, or sometimes a resection of an entire tumor, may be removed during surgery. After the specimen has been removed, it is sent to the laboratory to be examined by the pathologist.

How to Read Your Pathology Report ?

The pathology report is for the physician who receives the specimen and will direct your treatment. For this reason, your primer physician should definitely evaluate your report.

Basically, the parts in a pathology report and what they mean is explained in this guide.