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Pathology and You

Behind every patient and their doctor, you will find pathologists who are specially trained physicians providing important information to keep you healthy.

Nearly a third of Americans don’t know their blood type, which is potentially dangerous from a health perspective according to experts like pathologist Donald Karcher, MD, FCAP.

CAP Board of Governors Member C. Leilani Valdes, MD, MBA, FCAP, joined the Doctor Radio Internal Medicine show on SIRIUS XM to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in breast cancer pathology and diagnosis.

When an autopsy is not available through your local hospital, you are able to procure a pathologist on a fee-for-service basis. Read the fee-for-service autopsy list to learn more.
Minority groups are disproportionately affected by breast and cervical cancer. Pathologists are working to close the gaps in early detection and treatment.

Knowing your blood type is important health information nearly a third of Americans can’t identify about themselves. Find out the best way to determine yours.

When a loved one passes away, one of the most important documents a family will need is the death certificate. Understanding death certificates can save time and undue stress when the time comes.

Pap smears are an important diagnostic tool for detecting cervical cancer early. Here are answers to some common questions and misconceptions about Pap tests.

When you have your blood drawn for testing, pathologists are the physicians that oversee the testing process to ensure quality and accuracy of the results.

Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang, MD, FCAP, is a pathologist, which is a type of medical doctor that specializes in the diagnosis of diseases, including cancer. As such, pathologists have direct and crucial ties to patient care.

When someone you love dies, you may be faced with an overwhelming list of pressing choices to make and things to do. This article provides some basic facts about autopsies to help you make an informed decision.

Sarah Bean, MD, FCAP, a pathologist at Duke University Medical Center, explains how she came to be a pathologist and takes us through her typical workday.

Testing Your Blood

When you give and receive blood, you can be sure that the blood supply is safe. Take a journey behind the scenes in the blood bank to meet the pathologists who examine blood samples and guarantee the accuracy and quality we all depend on.

Your Doctor and Pathologists: A Patient Care Team

Pathologists are the physicians unlocking the scientific mysteries of your body at the cellular level, helping your doctor provide you with the best care.

Timothy C. Allen, MD, JD, FCAP, director of surgical pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, discusses his role as a pathologist and personalized tumor boards in patient care.

Pathologists use their expertise to support every aspect of health care, from making diagnoses to guiding doctors on the best way to treat common diseases.