A breakdown of your pathology report
I’m a pathologist and the main way I communicate to the outside world — to your doctor and ultimately to you, the patient is via the pathology report. But the short missives I send from behind the microscope lack any excitement and can fall short of full communication.
Here’s the usual story:
Skin left scapula, biopsy
Nodular basal cell carcinoma
Negative for perineural invasion
Margin status: Positive
Doesn’t sound real interesting, does it?
How about a more …