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Neuroendocrine Cancer Histopathology

Mar 29, 2022

NOT JUST NE CANCER VIRTUAL SERIES – Neuroendocrine Cancer Histopathology. This month we are focusing on ‘Tests & Getting your Results’ and today we are focusing on Histopathology.

What is Histopathology?
To confirm the diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Cancer your care team might want to take a small piece of tissue, a collection of cells or some fluid from your tumour so it can be examined under a microscope for the presence of cancer.

Why is it done?
Studying tissue under a microscope is often the only way to be absolutely sure of a cancer diagnosis. It can give clues about where a cancer started, what kind of cancer cells exist and how quickly they are multiplying. This knowledge can help doctors to recommend the best treatment.

What’s involved?
There are various ways of taking tissue samples – these include include biopsy, VATS, FNAs and BALs.

Please watch this video to learn more about histopathology and the role of a histopathologist, presented to us by Consultant Histopathologist, Mojisola Giwa.