1. Clinical history is important. What did you see when you took the biopsy?  Was there a mass there?  Does the patient have a history of malignancy?  These are all important questions, and they help pathologists arrive at the most accurate diagnosis possible.  Rarely, the best we can give you is a differential, but the more clinical information given to us, the more likely we can narrow things down and pinpoint ...


“Wouldn’t it suck if you made it all the way through residency and then got cancer at the end?” my buddy Ron, a fellow medical student, and master of dark comedy, joked.  I winced at the thought.  God has a funny way of foreshadowing. Three-quarters of the way through pathology residency I noticed my feet were starting to itch, especially at night. It was a deep itch. I scratched so hard ...


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