Updated March 2018
BC Cancer breast pathologists can be asked to review slides in the following situations:
- It is the suggestion of the BC Cancer Breast Tumour Group to consider a formal pathology review for node negative invasive breast cancers in which a change in pathology could significantly change the prognosis of the breast cancer and initiate a change in clinical management.
- Cases in which clarification of specific aspects of the tumour would impact treatment decisions, e.g. margin size, can be reviewed prior to a final decision regarding treatment. These reviews are typically requested as needed by a treating oncologist - radiation, medical, or surgical.