Pathology studies play an important role in determining the diagnosis and stage of cancer. They are made by analyzing cells and tissues –extracted through a biopsy or surgery– in a microscope. All this helps determine the treatment options.
The Cancer and Hematology Center has partnerships with the best pathology laboratories in the country to develop these studies; and offers the service of pathologists during oncological surgeries, when this is necessary.
In addition, through partnerships with US laboratories, we offer more specialized studies for cases that require it or second opinions when necessary or requested.
We also offer molecular diagnostic and cytogenetic studies. These studies investigate the presence or absence of malignant cells and genetic or molecular abnormalities in samples that contribute to an accurate diagnosis of some types of cancer and provide valuable information to determine the route of treatment of the disease.
The Cancer and Hematology Center also offers screening tests for genetic mutations related to hereditary cancer syndromes. Currently, more than 50 hereditary cancer syndromes have been identified, which are diseases that can predispose people to certain cancers, and that can be identified through these genetic panels. People who carry these mutations have a high risk (up to 90% in some cases) of developing certain cancers.
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