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Dragana Pilavdzic

Pathologist

Dr. Dragana Pilavdzic is a top Pathologist in Oshawa, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Dragana Pilavdzic is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Dragana Pilavdzic is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Dragana Pilavdzic is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Oshawa, Ontario, Dr. Dragana Pilavdzic is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dragana Pilavdzic
  • Oshawa, Ontario
  • Croatia & Toronto
  • Accepting new patients

Is pathology of pleomorphic adenoma accurate?

It is accurate but until you remove the entire tumor you may not know since sampling may miss very rare possibility of (about 6%) carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma or even more READ MORE
It is accurate but until you remove the entire tumor you may not know since sampling may miss very rare possibility of (about 6%) carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma or even more rare areas of carcinosarcoma arising in pleomorphic adenoma. The most important advice I have for you is to let you know that you MUST think positively and all will be good. Statistically you have a low probability to have a malignant tumor, assuming your cytopatholgist is correct. Good luck with surgery.

My mole sample was sent to another lab. Should I be concerned?

Not yet. Let’s wait for the results. Melanocytic lesions may be difficult, and it is a good practice to get a second opinion from subspecialist in a difficult case. At least it READ MORE
Not yet. Let’s wait for the results. Melanocytic lesions may be difficult, and it is a good practice to get a second opinion from subspecialist in a difficult case. At least it looks like you will get that right diagnosis.

Good luck.

What are the tests to diagnose breast cancer?

Breast carcinomas are very rarely painful. The pains that you feel are most likely hormonally related to your cycles. If there is no family history of carcinoma in the family and READ MORE
Breast carcinomas are very rarely painful. The pains that you feel are most likely hormonally related to your cycles. If there is no family history of carcinoma in the family and you do not palpate a particular lump, do not stress. Whole breast ultrasound would be the safest screening for your age. Alternatively, if you have a family history of particularly breast carcinoma in relatives of a younger age, mammography, ultrasound and even MRI may be applicable. Having said that, good clinical exam is the first and the most important step.
Think positive, eat well and exercise.

I have single lymph node enlargement. Is this due to cancer?

One would not know until the lymph node in question is not removed or fine needle core biopsy or aspiration is examined in pathology. It is most likely benign reactive but it could READ MORE
One would not know until the lymph node in question is not removed or fine needle core biopsy or aspiration is examined in pathology. It is most likely benign reactive but it could be involved by lymphoma or metastasis from carcinoma or melanoma depending if you already have cancer somewhere.

Why do they send a mole biopsy sample for second opinion?

Interpretation of “moles” nevomelanocytic lesions can be difficult. Second opinion is always a great idea. Having said that, if the original pathologist asked for a second opinion, READ MORE
Interpretation of “moles” nevomelanocytic lesions can be difficult. Second opinion is always a great idea. Having said that, if the original pathologist asked for a second opinion, the lesion is most likely not straightforward malignant melanoma or benign nevus. Spectrum of atypical nevomelanocytic lesions exist. Carcinoma is a malignant neoplasms of epithelial origin, melanoma is a malignant neoplasm of melanocytes.