Second Opinion Pathology Services
MD Anderson's Pathology Department has the expertise to diagnose and classify all types of cancer, which helps oncologists choose the most effective treatment method for their patients. We provide second opinion evaluation of tissue samples submitted by physicians and pathologists for patients outside MD Anderson.
We have experts in a wide range of cancer subspecialties, including:
- Head and neck
- Bone and soft tissue
Many insurance carriers will reimburse the costs of second opinion consultations. Follow-up reviews are payable separately. Please remember that our service is for pathology second opinions only. We cannot discuss or recommend treatment options.
Physicians and pathologists can fill out our consultation forms below. Patients can print out the forms for their physicians to complete.
- Pathology Consultation Request
- Pathology Consultation - Domestic Patient Billing Information
- Pathology Consultation - International Patient Billing Information
Send the completed form(s), materials to be reviewed and a copy of the surgical pathology report to the address below. Overnight delivery is preferred. We can also help physicians obtain diagnostic materials from an outside hospital or laboratory. A written reply will be submitted in every case.
Outside Slide Consultation
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Pathology
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Box 85
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: (713) 792-3111
Fax: (713) 794-4630
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