Bladder Cancer Briefs May 24, 2023

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Pathology and What It Means to Bladder Cancer Patients

On the Bladder Cancer Matters podcast episode 39, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Matthew Mossanen, a 2022 BCAN Young Investigator awardee and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mossanen provides a comprehensive explanation of pathology, its crucial role in bladder cancer diagnosis and treatment, and the valuable insights it provides to both doctors and patients.

For many patients, the term “pathology” is familiar, especially when they undergo procedures like biopsies or cystoscopies, and their tissue samples are sent for pathological examination. Dr. Mossanen also delved into what pathologists specifically look for in these samples and how the information obtained guides the course of treatment. His in-depth explanation sheds light on the significance of pathology in bladder cancer care.

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