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What is tissue diagnosis?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Pathology: A "mass" can be anything including non-cancer. A piece of tissue from a mass (or bone marrow biopsy, or blood) placed on a glass slide for a pathologist to review with special stains and sometimes molecular tests can give a "tissue diagnosis". With very few exceptions (eg, hcc, germ cell cancer) oncologists require a "tissue diagnosis" before treating cancer.
Dr. Nicos Nicolaou
- Select Specialities - 17 years experience
Tissue diagnosis: Tissue diagnosis is the diagnosis rendered by a pathologist and is based upon the microscopic examination of a tissue specimen removed during a biopsy/surgical procedure.
Last updated Oct 19, 2017


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