BREAST SOS includes the following services across benign, precancerous or malignant conditions. After you complete a request form we will:
- Reach you to discuss the process
- Acquire your tissue block(s) from your biopsy or surgery. We will also gather the pathology reports provided to your physician.
- Review the existing results, reports and diagnosis
- Repeat testing if needed
- Perform appropriate additional lab stains
- Render a definitive diagnosis
- Accurate staging
- Confirmatory diagnosis
- Perform DCISionRT to inform the decision for radiation therapy if the diagnosis is DCIS, if indicated.
- Deliver the report via Fedex (or other methods requested by patient)
- Discuss results of testing with you
- Consult with your local pathologist and physician upon your request
- Return slides or block via first class mail to the storage facility
Our team is composed of expert breast pathologists with greater than 75 years of combined experience and experience with tens of thousands of patient cases.
What is the role of a pathologist in determining your diagnosis and care?
Under the Microscope
When your breast was biopsied, the samples taken were studied under the microscope by a specialized doctor – a pathologist.
A Series of Tests
The pathologist will perform a series of tests on the biopsy and nearby tissues to create a “profile” of how the breast tissue looks and behaves.
The pathologist provides a diagnosis to the treating physician.
Without an accurate diagnosis, the treatment team may not select the best treatment for your specific condition.