At last! Your doctor has your pathology report and is ready to discuss the next step in your treatment plan. A pathology report is a kind of “snapshot” of your cancer—a description of what the pathologist saw with his or her naked eye and under a microscope. Clues to the nature of a tumor come from how abnormal its cells look and what percentage of them is dividing. These and other factors are summed up as a grade of 1, 2 or 3. The higher the grade, the more aggressive the tumor. Find out more about what your pathology report reveals
Your doctor may recommend chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery in any order or combination based on your particular type of cancer—it's not unusual!
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