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Yale Breast Pathology

Breast Pathology

The Breast Pathology Service at Yale School of Medicine is highly focused on precise diagnosis and providing reliable results. Board certified pathologists with expertise in breast subspecialty interpret challenging breast cases on a daily basis. We provide standardized high-quality assays that reduce the likelihood of false positive or negative results. In addition to performing comprehensive studies and our attention to detail to ensure accuracy, we review difficult diagnoses at a daily consensus conference where challenging cases, which include “borderline cases of atypical ductal hyperplasia versus carcinoma and rare or unusual types of breast cancer," are presented and discussed. These meetings serve as a sort of “second opinion” that is built into the system. The goal is to provide accurate results for each individual patient. Breast cases that need multidisciplinary management are discussed at the multidisciplinary breast tumor board, where experts from various specialties from Smilow Cancer Hospital, surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists meet to review treatment options.