Pathology Report

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your pathology report contains critical information. For example, it can tell you the location and extent of the cancer. This information can help you and your doctor decide what treatment, if any, is best.

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Why pathologists may disagree

Some disagreements involve objective factors, such as how biopsies are done. But usually, when pathologists disagree, to comes down to interpretation and judgment, both subjective qualities.

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Questions to ask about your pathology report

It should be clear by now that pathology reports vary in large part because the clinical features they analyze often require some subjective interpretation. This means it’s important to question the findings and make sure you understand them before you make any decisions about treatment. Start by studying your pathology report closely. Circle anything that […]

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Understanding your prostate pathology report

Not all pathology reports are created equal. In fact, they can vary widely even within a single institution. Learn what your report should contain, what it means, and why asking questions about it can lead to better care.

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