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After all the imaging, tests, and biopsies, breast cancer patients can be overwhelmed by what seems like a foreign language—terms like HER2-positive, triple negative, or “clear margins”—to name just a few. Pathologist Carey August, MD, FCAP, helps cut through the confusion.

From diabetes to anemia or a heart attack, pathologist La’Tonzia Adams, MD, MS, FCAP, explains how your lab test results reveal vital information about your health.
Confused about Pap test results? Pathologists on your care team can help. Here, pathologist Susan Chang, MD, FCAP, explains what you need to know about HPV and its links to cancer risks.
Dr. Leilani Valdes, MD, FCAP, a pathologist with a subspecialty in dermatologic pathology, answers related questions from patients about diagnosing diseases such as skin cancer.
Now that you’ve completed your colonoscopy, Adam L. Booth, MD, FCAP, a pathologist who specializes in gastrointestinal diseases, helps you understand the results and what you need to know about any next steps.