You are healthier because of the medical expertise of pathologists, who are physicians committed to accurately diagnosing disease so that you can begin treatment.
Every time you get blood drawn or have tissue analyzed during surgery, a pathologist is working with your primary care physician or surgeon to provide an accurate diagnosis and develop the right treatment for you.
Diagnosis is not only the prerequisite for treatment, it is also the point at which healing begins.
Reviewing your pathology report can be a bit daunting. Here's a resource to help guide you through understanding your report.Download the overview
Jolean Olson's always spent a lot of time in the sun, but she was shocked to see a large, suspicious-looking zit pop up on her left cheek. Her medical journey led her to a pathologist who performed a biopsy and rendered a diagnosis that helped Jolean make the best treatment decisions for herself and her family. Today, she's grateful for the definitive answers that put her on the road to good health and peace of mind.
Getting your skin checked regularly should be part of your preventative health routine. Go behind the scenes in the lab to find out how pathologists examine your tissue under a microscope to identify suspicious lesions that could be precancerous or cancerous. Find out the questions you should ask your doctor about diagnosis and treatment.
You may never see your pathologists, but they see you and they care deeply about your health. After surgery, blood tests, or procedures, you may receive your pathology report online or in the mail. You can be confident in the report because the work of examining your blood or tissue was done by a pathologist, a physician specially trained in the study and diagnosis of disease. A pathology report may not always be the easiest information to comprehend, but don't worry. Find out the most important information you need to know in your report.