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Pathology plays a very important role in the diagnosis and treatment process of many diseases other than cancer and in all diseases related to cancer. Thanks to the pathology, which is also called "science of disease", the diagnosis of diseases, treatment methods and genetic factors in the formation of the disease are determined in detail. Pathology also plays a major role in the emergence of factors such as viruses and infections.

Which Diseases Does Pathology Cover?

When pathology is mentioned, the first disease that comes to mind is cancer. The pathology unit, which plays a major role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, includes all kinds of infectious and virus-based diseases. Gastroenterological diseases, endoscopic or colonoscopic examinations are also included in the scope of pathology. In every suspected disease, if a tissue or cell needs to be examined, this process is carried out with pathology.

How Does the Pathology Process Occur?

The timing of the pathology process performed in accordance with the suspected disease varies according to the disease. In line with the results obtained from the suspicious cell or tissue, the disease is diagnosed and the treatment process is started. Pathology outcome processes generally vary between 2-10 days.

What are the Pathology Stages?

Pathology examines four main issues related to a disease. At the beginning of these examinations, the investigation of the factors that cause the disease, namely Etiology, the formation process of the disease, namely Pathogenesis. After these stages, the Morphology and Clinical stages, which cover the structural and functional changes that occur as a result of the disease, also include the pathology processes.

Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals Department of Pathology

As Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals with our specialist doctors, we know the importance of being able to diagnose our patients early. In this direction, while we carry out the correct diagnosis and research processes with our latest technologies, we also draw the most accurate roadmap for the treatment of the disease. Thus, we aim for our patients to return to their healthy and comfortable lives as soon as possible.

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Neşe Yener

Prof. Dr. Neşe Yener


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Şükrü Yıldırım

Prof. Dr. Şükrü Yıldırım


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Berra Akgül Gürkan

Specialist Berra Akgül Gürkan


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