Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here’s more information you might find helpful. You can order free copies from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital (also in Spanish)

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Your Pathology Report

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    For accurate, up-to-date information on a variety of cancer-related topics for patients, their families, and the general public

College of American Pathologists
Website: www.MyBiopsy.org

    Offers free, comprehensive information on more than 35 of the most common cancers and cancer-related conditions, including breast, colon, lung, and skin. The website includes answers to questions about cancer, lists of available treatment options, a glossary of key terms, and pictures of normal and diseased tissues, among other features.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 03/30/2015
Last Revised: 04/20/2015