Lymphoma Pathology

With several subtypes of lymphoma, Dr. Hernandez-Ilizaliturri explains why pathology plays such a vital role in accurate diagnosis.

Using information from these tests, our hematology (blood) pathologists will work with our medical oncologists to determine the type and subtype of your lymphoma and how the disease is likely to progress and/or respond to therapy.

Getting a Second Opinion

A second opinion is the best way to ensure that your initial diagnosis is accurate and that the recommended treatment plan is right for you.

About 10% of the outside cases we review at Roswell Park result in a change of diagnosis — either a reversal of diagnosis (someone received a cancer diagnosis but does not actually have cancer, or someone has cancer but was told no cancer was present) or our pathologists identify a type of cancer that is different from the one that was originally diagnosed; this information can dramatically alter the treatment plan.

To arrange for a second opinion, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or fill out the online Become a Patient Form.