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Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

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Our bones and soft tissues are what allow us to stand and move around, and they also protect our organs.

Bones, fat, muscle, and connective tissue make up a large portion of our bodies. Cancer, blood diseases, arthritis, and many infections can profoundly affect these tissues and our health.

The Role of the Pathologist

If your doctor suspects that you may have a disease affecting the bones or soft tissues, he or she may obtain a biopsy specimen which will be sent  to our specialized pathologists.

After microscopic examination, we will formulate a diagnosis so your doctor can proceed with the best treatment plan.

Learn more about bone and soft tissue pathology from the Department of Pathology.

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Learn how you can help us help others by supporting our pathology research.

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