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6/15/2014I had my initial mammogram, excisional biopsy and pathology report done at another hospital. My mammogram films and reports, pathology report and slides were sent to JH for my appointment which took place last week. I'm assuming the slides were looked at by a JH pathologist but I'm not seeing that report online. Since there was a difference in the interpretation of my mammogram results between my first hospital and JH I'm wondering if the pathology report might also be different. How do I determine if the slides were read at JH and if they were, how do I get a copy of this report?
RepliedJHU's Breast Center Reply
6/15/2014Call the surgeon's office who saw you so that they can take the right steps electronically to give you access to that pathology report. the doctor has to electronically release the report so that it lands into your inbox of My Chart for you. Glad you came to us given your comments that we found different things than what were originally noted. a common issue. I wish more women came to us given this is not an unusual outcome.

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