PATHOLOGY IN AUSTRALIA

Pathology is a medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases by examining and testing body tissues and bodily fluids. There are many different areas of pathology, what answers are you looking for today?

What is pathology and how does it affect my health?

Pathology is the medical specialty that determines the cause and nature of diseases. Pathology results help your doctor make a diagnosis, rule out possible diseases, monitor the effectiveness of treatment or even guide a surgical procedure.

EARLY PATHOLOGY DETECTION SAVES LIVES

100% of cancer is diagnosed by pathology. We may never meet the people working in laboratories but they are a critical part of our healthcare system.

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YOUR PATHOLOGY JOURNEY STARTS 48 HOURS FROM BIRTH

Every Australian receives their first pathology test just days after they're born. Testing babies so early is essential so doctors know as soon as possible if a baby is in need of extra care.

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PATHOLOGY PROVIDES ANSWERS

1 in 2 Australian's had a Pathology test last year. Results from pathology tests, including blood tests and biopsies, give doctors critical information to correctly diagnose and treat their patients.

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Pathology testing is vital for chronic diseases

From diagnosis to management and monitoring treatment, pathology tests give GPs, specialists and allied health professionals the answers they need to help treat you.

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LATEST NEWS

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Nine news reporter sees his cancer up close

Channel Nine news reporter Will McDonald had never been fitter when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at just 42 years old. In July 2020, he went to see
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Bowel cancer at 33; “We thought it was an older persons’ disease,” say Nyree’s mum and dad

Julie and David Heading lost their daughter Nyree to bowel cancer in February 2021, she was just 34. Nyree was an early childhood educator who early in her c
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It’s time to reunite! Lock in your place at Pathology Update 2021

Australia and New Zealand have a wealth of pathology talent who will be in attendance to speak across all pathology disciplines at this year’s Pathology Updat
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‘We in the LGBTQI+ community need to look out for each other’, calls to catch-up on missed Cervical Screening Tests

Since the beginning of the pandemic, rates of Cervical Screening Tests (CSTs) have dropped considerably, and the medical community and patient groups have calle

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Australians working in pathology

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Percent of medical decisions rely on pathology

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Million tests in Australia every year