MyPathologyReport.ca is a freely accessible medical education tool created by pathologists to help you read and understand your pathology report. Our Diagnosis Libary includes articles for more than 300 of the most common pathologic diagnoses. Each article introduces the condition or disease and then highlights important features that may be included in your report. We have also created a Pathology Dictionary that provides plain language definitions for many commonly used words and phrases.
All of the articles on MyPathologyReport.ca were written by a team of practicing pathologists from across Canada. These are the same specialist medical doctors who prepare real pathology reports for Canadians every day. You can find the name of the pathologist who wrote the article at the top of the page.
Patients have been involved in the development of MyPathologyReport.ca from the very beginning. Our first articles were reviewed by a team of patient partners at the University Health Network and The Ottawa Hospital who provided critical feedback that allowed us to improve the articles and the overall quality of the site.
Since then, all new articles are reviewed by our team of patient advisers before they go online. Our patient advisers are invited to make comments and suggestions to improve the article and the changes are incorporated into the final draft.
We also encourage patients and family members to suggest topics for new articles. In fact, more than half of the articles on MyPathologyReport.ca today were suggested by patients.
No. MyPathologyReport is independently owned and operated and is not affiliated with any hospital or patient portal. When you visit MyPathologyReport, none of your personal information is transferred to the website and we do not have access to any of your medical information.
You should talk to your doctor if you have specific questions about your pathology report. You can also contact the pathologist who wrote your report by phone or email. The name of the pathologist can usually be found near the bottom of your report. Contact us if you have questions or comments about MyPathologyReport.ca.