Understanding your pathology results

This booklet is about understanding your pathology results. A pathology report shows the results of any tests done on tissue removed from the body. It is one of the first pieces of information you'll receive about your breast cancer. This booklet should help you to understand the information and breast cancer terms used in your report, and to ask questions if you need your doctors to explain anything more clearly.  Last reviewed February 2018; next review 2020.

Breast Cancer Care merged with Breast Cancer Now in April 2019. From October 2019 the new merged charity is called Breast Cancer Now. 

However, lots of our patient information will continue to appear under the legacy brand Breast Cancer Care until new editions are produced. Please be assured that, whether the information you order or download is branded as Breast Cancer Care or Breast Cancer Now, the quality remains the same.

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