What is Cellular Pathology?

Cellular pathology is the study of disease in organs, tissues and cells. Histopathology and cytopathology are key diagnostic tests in the initial detection and diagnosis of cancer and other diseases supported by modern molecular techniques. Consultant cellular pathologists are able to provide information on prognosis and help to appropriately direct therapies in post diagnostic treatment.

The cervical cytology screening program detects latent disease in well women and plays an important part in cancer prevention.

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