MyPathologyReport is an educational tool designed by pathologists to help you read and understand your pathology report.

This site was last updated on January 12, 2021.

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Our team of Pathologists and Patient Partners have written articles to help you read and understand your pathology report. These articles cover more than 300 of the most common conditions and can be searched by diagnosis name or area of the body involved.

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Pathology dictionary

We have created a patient friendly pathology dictionary to help you understand the most common words and phrases used by Pathologists in pathology reports. The dictionary is updated monthly with new words and we are always looking for suggestions.

Pathology dictionary
surgical pathology report

How to read your surgical pathology report

This article will introduce you to the types of sections and commonly used language found in most surgical pathology reports. This type of report is prepared any time a tissue sample is removed from the body and sent to a pathologist for examination.

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bone marrow biopsy

How to read your bone marrow pathology report

This article will help you understand the basic information described in a typical bone marrow pathology report.

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Pap test

How to read your Pap test pathology report

This article will provide an introduction to the Pap test including an explanation of why and how the test is performed. Results including normal, abnormal, and inadequate will also be described.

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microscopic colitis

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Microscopic colitis

This article will help you read and understand your pathology report for microscopic colitis.

by Catherine Forse MD FRCPC

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