A 20-year-old male asked:
had a mole removed. worried she may not send it to lab and tell me it wasnt cancerous out of laziness or something. how can i know for sure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Louise Andrew answered
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ask for path report: I can't imagine a doctor removing a mole and not sending it for pathology. And you are the owner of your medical records, so you have a right to receive this. However, it might take a couple of weeks or even more if special staining needs to be done.
Answered on Sep 10, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads answered
38 years experience Family Medicine
Pathology Bill: When a mole is examined by a pathologist, a fee is charged. You, or your insurance company will be billed for the cost. If not, doublecheck with the doc who removed it and find out if it was sent.
Answered on Sep 11, 2015
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