Pathology reports can be challenging to understand. However, patients are becoming better informed consumers of health care as well as their pathology reports. Patients have a growing need for expert explanation of their pathology diagnosis and are being encouraged to advocate for themselves and to consult directly with their pathologists, especially if the pathology report is challenging.
Throughout this Pink Podcast, Dr. Timothy Allen, Chair of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, talks about the importance of having one’s pathologist talk directly with the patient to review and explain the pathologic findings. Dr. Allen describes his role as a pathologist as “your physician who diagnoses your disease and who makes sure lab testing for diseases is done accurately and safely.”
Discussing your pathology report with both your primary physician and pathologist present will help the patient understand the diagnosis, how the disease can be managed, and what treatments are recommended.
Join Catherine Young, Sr. Vice President of the Susan G. Komen Memphis MidSouth, Mississippi affiliate, and Debo Dykes, breast cancer survivor, in this informative and provocative conversation with Dr. Timothy Allen.
About the Show
A production of Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi. Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Mississippi is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Race for the Cure®, Komen Memphis-Midsouth Mississippi has raised and invested almost $14 million in community breast health programs in 21 counties in the state of Mississippi and contributed over $3.8 million to research. For more information, call 901.757.8686 or visit komenmemphisms.org
This podcast is proudly sponsored by the D.L. Dykes, Jr. Foundation, producers of FAITHANDREASON®. Learn more about their work at https://www.faithandreason.org.