Dr. Harness explains what a pathology report is and why it is so important.
A pathology report is what a pathologist, a physician specialist in looking at slides and doing autopsies and all those sorts of things, looks at, typically under the microscope, to describe what the cells look like, to describe how abnormal they look, there are classification systems that they have. All of these factors go in and a good point is, the patient should have copies of all their reports including their pathology reports, their X-ray reports, summaries of operating reports if necessary, and one of the things I encourage patients to do is to actually create a three-ring binder where they keep copies of all their reports.
About Dr. Harness. M.D.:
Dr. Jay Harness is the Director at St. Joseph Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center. Practicing medicine for 35 years, Dr. Harness specializes in general surgery and medical oncology. Graduating medical school from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he conducting his internship and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Recognized nationally and internationally for his work in breast and endocrine surgery, Dr. Harness is the immediate past-President of The American Society of Breast Surgeons and is President-elect of Breast Surgery International. Dr. Harness can assist patients in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
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