Pathologists are committed to ensuring you get the right diagnosis and accurate test results.
When you receive a diagnosis, it can be a scary, confusing, often overwhelming experience. As pathologists, we want you to have the information you need to ask the right questions and participate fully in your care.
We’re the physicians examining your tissue and blood under the microscope. Accuracy and laboratory quality matter to us because your health depends on it.
In this COVID-19 global pandemic, everyone wants safe, accurate testing. Find out what pathologists are doing on the front lines to ensure that happens.Read our COVID-19 Testing FAQs
During this COVID-19 health crisis, you need medical answers now more than ever. This is complicated science and pathologists are involved at every step. Learn how these physician experts are keeping you safe and healthy.
As pathologists, we’re involved in your care from the very beginning.
A pathologist develops an innovative and unique program, giving patients the rare opportunity to sit down with her to get an up-close and personal look at their very own cancer. These patients now have the strength, hope, and power to better manage their fear and anxiety after the cancer diagnosis. Follow one patient's journey to the microscope.
Celiac disease can develop at any age after people begin eating foods or taking medicine that include gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Proper testing and diagnosis for celiac disease can be a long, frustrating and sometimes expensive process, until now. The College of American Pathologists introduces a streamlined, effective strategy using an algorithm to improve diagnosis of celiac disease, helping millions of Americans.
You can find the important information you need to know about your diagnosis in the pathology report. It’s written by pathologists for other physicians on your care team. But you need to understand what it means, too. These resources will walk you through each section of the report and highlight what it all means.Download the Overview
Real-life stories that highlight patients partnering with pathologists.
She put on the examination gown and sat in the holding area with the other women. And waited. She didn’t want to be there. After more than 10 years of normal mammograms, Shelly Staat went through the ritual again at age 53, a bit reluctantly because she was convinced that she’d have another good report. “I was giving the tech a hard time, like I do not know why I’m here,” she said. “We have heart disease and diabetes in my family, not cancer.”Read full story
As physicians, family members, and patients ourselves, we know you have many questions, concerns, and fears after receiving a cancer diagnosis. As pathologists, we suggest starting a meaningful dialogue with your health care team with five simple questions:
Once you have answers, you may want to know even more about your diagnosis, treatment options, and impact of cancer on your lifestyle. Here are additional questions you may want to ask your doctor: