The Breast Service provides an integrated approach to the pathologic assessment of breast disease, which expands far beyond the glass slide diagnosis and takes into consideration clinical factors, prior treatment, multimodality imaging findings, and ancillary testing results. The final report reflects a global understanding of the breast disease for each individual patient.
The Breast Service works as a tightly knit team routinely sharing challenging diagnostic cases, so when you consult with BWH Breast Pathology for your difficult breast case, you frequently receive the opinion of several breast experts and not just one.
If you are a patient and wish a second opinion on your pathology only, please contact your current clinician and ask them to follow the instructions here for submitting a case for consultation. We regret but we cannot accept consultation requests directly from a patient, they must come through a clinician (MD).
If you are a patient and wish to have a second opinion with a BWH or DFCI physician in addition to pathology review (Medical and/or Radiation Oncology, Breast Surgery including Plastic Surgery, or Breast Radiologist), contact the DFCI/BWH Patient Call Center and they will guide you through the process of making an appointment for a second opinion. Tel: 877-442-03324. Website: Dana Farber Cancer Institute