Getting the correct diagnosis and understanding it is the place to start. Only then can the correct treatment be chosen. As the Director of Surgical Pathology at Stony Brook University I reviewed thousands of biopsies and surgical specimens as well as cytology specimens including both pap smears and fine needle aspiration studies. I am also boarded in clinical pathology and can address questions in regard to non-tissue lab tests as well.
Being confused about lab results is frustrating and unnecessary and is often related to the "rushed" approach being taken in medical care. Doctors mean well, but sometimes are not given the time to spend to adequately explain tissue and lab results.
I can help you better understand your pathology and lab results, so you can choose wisely from your treatment options when you discuss your case with treating physicians. When you are clear about what is going on in your case, you are more likely to find the right treatments.
In many cases, a phone call or an email exchange may be the most efficient way for us to communicate. Chat with me first, because chat is free initially. Once we are sure your question is something that I can help you with, we'll go from there.
NOTE: For specific TREATMENT related issues, please contact one of the other physicians on this site who specializes in the particular form of treatment pertaining to your question. I deal mainly with DIAGNOSTIC ISSUES and can direct you to the proper physicians for further care, once your diagnosis or diagnoses are understood.
I look forward to being of help to you in understanding your pathology lab reports and allowing you to be clear in your understanding as you approach your current health challenge.
Standard Disclaimer: Please note that my role is educational, and I do not provide medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment, which is the role of your treating physicians who have thoroughly examined you and reviewed your entire case, and the pathologist who issued your reports.