Understanding Your Breast Cancer Pathology Report

KeepHealthCare.ORG – Understanding Your Breast Cancer Pathology Report

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS – Support Connection, Inc., in conjunction with Northern Westchester Hospital, announces a free educational program: “Understanding Your Breast Cancer Pathology Report” will be offered on Thurs., June 14, from 6:30 – 8 pm at Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main Street, Mount Kisco.

Open to the public.

To learn more or to pre-register (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) call Support Connection at 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.

This forum will help participants better understand your breast cancer pathology report.

Topics will include:

Who is the pathologist and what do they do as a member of the caregiver team?What information do they provide to the other physicians? What points are always included in the report?What prognostic and therapeutic markers are performed?What do all these findings mean?

A question and answer period will follow.

SPEAKER: Dr. Thomas E. Higgins, MD, FCAP: Dr. Higgins is chief of Pathology, Director of Laboratories and Director of Blood Bank & Transfusion Service at Northern Westchester Hospital. He received his MD degree from George Washington University and trained in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Yale and Columbia.  Dr. Higgins is double Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. He was elected Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and has been Assistant Clinical professor of Pathology at New York Medical College and Cornell University School of Medicine.

SUPPORT CONNECTION, INC. is a 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit organization that provides free, confidential support services and programs to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. Founded in 1996, Support Connection is based in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., but through their toll-free hotline and website they serve people throughout the country. Services include: One-on-one peer counseling and support groups, offering women the opportunity to connect with other cancer survivors; Ongoing wellness classes; Holistic health workshops; Public educational programs; Information and referral services; A toll-free cancer information and support hotline (800-532-4290.) To learn more, visit www.supportconnection.org or call (914) 962-6402. Support Connection Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support: We’ve been there. We care.

Source: https://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2018/05/31/understanding-your-breast-cancer-pathology-report/

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