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Yale Pathologists: A Second Opinion Prevented Unnecessary Cancer Surgery

October 13, 2016

Susan has always been a musical person. So, when she started having trouble with her voice, she sought help from her local doctor. The news wasn’t good: She had thyroid cancer, and would need immediate surgery, the doctor said.

Susan turned to Yale Medicine for a second opinion. Angelique Levi, MD, is part of an expert team of pathologists at Yale Medicine who specialize in tricky diagnoses. After careful reexamination, Dr. Levi discovered that Susan didn't have thyroid cancer, after all. In this short documentary, we catch up with Susan and meet the pathologists who saved her from extensive and unnecessary surgery.