Dr. Shmookler is a surgical pathologist and founder of FindCancerExperts.com, a Web-based service that matches patients with expert pathologists who will review and evaluate biopsy specimens (tissue, cells or fluids) taken for evaluation of possible cancer. Dr. Shmookler was a presenter at the September, 2000 Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association (ThyCa) conference, in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Schmookler's detailed thoughts cover:
- Error rates in pathological tests for cancer
- How to determine when a second opinion is necessary
- How to find an excellent pathologist
- How to handle physicians with objections to second opinions
- The state of treatment for thyroid cancer patients