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New Derm does own pathology – should I be concerned?

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      I have had 2 thin primaries and 1 in situ over the past 11 years, so I ah high-risk.

      Due to a change in insurance carrier, I had to switch Derms for my skin checks. My new Derm took a biopsy and happened to mention that she does her own pathology. If anything looks concerning, she then sends it to UCSF.

      Given my history, this alarmed me a bit. Can I get thoughts from others?

      Thank you,


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          Hi M,
          My dermatologist also has a pathologist on staff. In the last year, lesions were identified (BCC and moderate atypical) and I was referred to the university where a repeat of the pathology and treatment was done. It was right on.
          Best wishes!
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