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pathologist

[path-all-uh-jist] a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and classifying diseases in the lab by testing and looking at cells under a microscope. The pathologist determines whether a tumor is benign (not cancer) or cancer, and if cancer, the exact cell type and grade.

What do you really learn from a path report?

... In many ways, a pathologist's approach to examining a biopsy is like ... rather
than machines helps you understand how 2 pathologists examining the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/expertvoices/post/2012/06/06/what-do-you-really-learn-from-a-path-report.aspx

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... sure that cancer is present. Why can't the pathologist be sure if cancer
is present on my biopsy sample? There are a lot ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/prostatepathology/atypical-prostate-pathology

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... breast was biopsied, the samples taken were studied under the microscope
by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/ductal-carcinoma-in-situ

Accurate Prognosis For Cancer Moves Forward

... The pathologist also does additional studies, such as HER2/neu markers ...
because of human and laboratory variability, not all pathologists and not ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2006/08/09/accurate-prognosis-for-cancer-moves-forward.aspx

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... breast was biopsied, the samples taken were studied under the microscope
by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/lobular-carcinoma-in-situ

Cancer Glossary

... This is sometimes reported by pathologists looking at the prostate after it has
been surgically removed, but it is not ... See also pathologist, prostate. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=p

Will Genomics Lead Us To A Brave New World Of Cancer ...

... become so complicated that many experts believe the pathologist who actually ...
program looking at the diagnoses made by the pathologists led to ...

http://www.cancer.org/aboutus/drlensblog/post/2012/06/03/will-genomics-lead-us-to-a-brave-new-world-of-cancer-diagnosis.aspx

Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

... cancer is based on the professional opinion of the pathologist who looks ... Also,
pathologists are often reluctant to diagnose certain very rare types of ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003185-pdf.pdf

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... breast was biopsied, the samples taken were studied under the microscope
by a specialized doctor with many years of training called a pathologist. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/benign-breast-conditions-pathology