When women take an active role in their healthcare, outcomes are always better. I learned this the hard way in 2015. I was a high-risk patient of breast cancer. My mother & aunt both were suffering from breast cancer. I had dense breasts, which makes it more difficult for doctors to spot breast cancer on a mammogram. Before I was diagnosed, I had three mammograms and all of them were clear. “Every time I went to the doctor, she told me I had dense breasts and that I needed an MRI or an ultrasound. I assumed, it would be on the order at the imaging center, but when I went there, they told me that I was just there for a mammogram. This went on for several years. I thought they knew my history, what they ordered is & what I needed. If it wasn’t on the order, I thought I didn’t need it yet. Maybe my doctor meant I needed it later.” “My last mammogram was in February 2015, and it was clean. In April, I had back surgery, and while I was recuperating, I felt my breast changing. I made an appointment with my OBGYN, who’d delivered my third child, but when I arrived, she wasn’t there. I talked to her assistant instead, and she told me I had dense breasts, but ‘everything was fine.’” Nevertheless, the lump kept getting bigger and harder. Then, in June, she knew something was seriously wrong. Then I got to know about PathSOS, a First of its kind Cancer Diagnosis Second Opinion Service. I contacted them & they guided us over a call and through emails. We got the slides of the biopsy issued from the lab and couriered the slides to PathSOS & got an “Expert Review” Diagnosis by Dr. Abha Malik, an International Pathologist within 5 days. The critical changes as well as completeness of report made sure that I got the right diagnosis. Although the treatment will take its course we know that we are on the right path. The ease of getting a second opinion from home address to the convenience. I would as go as far as saying, "EVERY cancer should get a diagnostic second opinion for complete confidence".
Hi I am Adya, 6 months back I developed a spot on my face with a very different color from that of my skin. When I got it checked the doctor said it was ususual and that I should get it surgically removed. I got the excision done from a reputed hospital in Delhi. The pathology report came back after three long weeks of waiting. The report said that it was a benign lesion possibly related to old infection. My family was still concerned and we didn't get any further answers from the treating doctor who was very busy. We went looking for diagnostic second opinion facilities, but they were ony availaible in USA. The process of sending slides was complicated and very expensive, costing nearly Rs 50,000. Then on google search I found PATHSOS.NET, a second opnion service by international pathologist in India based in Delhi NCR. I contacted them through their web portal. I immediately got a call back from the patient representative and I was guided about how to send my slides to them. Within a week, I got a 'review' report from them, followed by a call by the reporting pathologist, explaining the condition to me. The diagnosis was not changed entirely and I was relieved to hear that I did not have cancer. Sometimes, it is not about a complete change in diagnosis, but the fact that two experts agree on your diagnosis. That gave me the peace of mind and when I shared the review report with my surgeon, he was also happy that I had gone ahead and got my diagnosis reviewed at PATHSOS. I would definitely say that to avoid any diagnostic error and medical errors, it's in the benefit of the patient to get the biopsy diagnosis reviewed. PATHSOS team led by international pathologist Dr Abha Malik, is doing a great job in patient care.
I am a young professional guy leading a busy interesting life, until one day when I came back from office, I find out that my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. That changed our family life entirely. We were confused and angry to begin with it. There were many doubts and questions that were not being answered. WE WEREN’T EVEN SURE THAT IT WAS REALLY CANCER! We needed to get “a second opinion” on the diagnosis just to be done. The treating Doctor agreed to that, but we didn’t know how and where to get an unbiased second opinion in Delhi NCR. Then I got to know about PathSOS, a First of its kind Cancer Diagnosis Second Opinion Service. We contacted them & they guided us over a call and through emails. We got the slides of the biopsy issued from the lab and couriered the slides to PathSOS & got an “Expert Review” Diagnosis by Dr. Abha Malik, an International Pathologist within 5 days. The diagnosis of “Grade 3” Cancer was revised to “Grade 2” cancer, which is lower grade cancer &, also hormone receptor analysis report was added. These critical changes as well as completeness of report made sure that my mother got the right treatment.Alhough the treatment will take it's course we know that we are on the right path. The ease of getting a second opinion from home addes to the convenience. I would as go as far as saying, "EVERY cancer should get a diagnostic second opinion for complete confidence".