Our stories demonstrate the impact on patient care by the specialty of pathology through our programs and grants, most notably by See, Test & Treat—our flagship humanitarian program. All of these stories would not be possible without the support of CAP members, staff, corporations, foundations, patient advocacy groups, health institutions, and laboratory communities.

I Want to be Around for my Grandkids

Norton is a small town in southwest Virginia, with a “one way in, one way out” feel of remote communities. Living far from a big city, access to health care is a challenge, exacerbated by the same inability to pay for insurance and medical care as nearly all women who attend See, Test & Treat programs. And in this community, like many others, the mother takes responsibility for the family’s welfare.

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Delivering Life-Saving Cancer Screenings to Women of Every Background

Of all the barriers between women across the country and life-saving cervical and breast cancer screenings, the language barrier can be one of the most difficult to overcome. At Charles Drew Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, Anthony Montegut, MD, says that many women in the community speak a primary language other than English and that puts them at a high risk of these cancers going untreated.

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One Life: Why We Went Into Medicine

The value of every life is the element that led Kim R. Geisinger, MD, FCAP, and Stephen S. Raab, MD, FCAP, pathologists at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), to apply for a CAP Foundation See, Test & Treat grant. Their efforts, along with other medical volunteers from UMMC, made it possible to diagnose Tomeka Harps’ cervical cancer.

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