Cancer patients see many doctors during the course of their treatment, but rarely do they meet the specialist who plays the most critical role in their outcome: the pathologist who diagnoses their cancer by analyzing samples of blood, bone marrow and tissue. Our team of hematology pathologists focuses exclusively on the diagnosis of blood cancers, including multiple myeloma. Precise diagnosis is critical to making the best decisions about treatment options. If the pathology is wrong, everything that follows will likely be incorrect as well. Pathologists review cases together to ensure that nothing is overlooked.
It takes years of training and a specific skill set to become an expert pathologist. After medical school, doctors complete a minimum of four years in a pathology training program and generally pursue additional training in a subspecialty.
Never before in history have pathologists been so critically important. There’s an explosion of information about markers and genomic analysis that can help pinpoint cancers and predict which one will be more aggressive than the other.
Game-Changer: Roswell Park pathologists have reported a 10 percent change in overall cancer diagnoses that were made outside of Roswell Park.
Cancer treatments are becoming more and more targeted, so an accurate and comprehensive analysis by a pathologist is critical in determining the best approach. Learn how to read your pathology report.
Even if all you need is a second opinion from Roswell Park, we’re here for you!
A second opinion is the best way to reassure you that your initial diagnosis of multiple myeloma is accurate and the recommended treatment strategy is right for you! Over a century, our specialists have successfully worked with community doctors, and are happy to discuss and share information, as needed.
To arrange for a second opinion, call 1-800-ROSWELL (1-800-767-9355) or fill out the online Become a Patient Form.