AboutDr. Nancy Young, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with another office in Philadelphia, PA. She has 30 years of experience. Her specialties include Cytopathology, Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Young is affiliated with Albert Einstein Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Germantown Hospital & Community Health Services. She speaks English.
Dr. Nancy Young has the following 3 specialties
Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
- Clinical Pathology
If you’ve ever provided a urine or blood sample, you’ve worked with a clinical pathologist — you probably just didn’t know it. They work behind the scenes in laboratories to examine bodily fluid specimens and detect substances or diseases. This means they're required to have a comprehensive knowledge of disease and what it looks like under a microscope.
They provide test results to your doctor, who then makes an informed decision about your diagnosis and the best treatment options for you. Without the work of clinical pathologists, doctors technically wouldn’t be able to diagnose patients as accurately as we can today. It's also worth noting that clinical pathologists are different from anatomical pathologists, who analyze tissue taken from a biopsy or entire infected areas as well as whole body parts.
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Dr. Young is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Albert Einstein Medical Center
5501 Old York Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Germantown Hospital & Community Health Services
1 Penn Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Elkins Park Hospital
60 Township Line Rd
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Montgomery Hospital XXXXX
900 E Fornance St
Norristown, PA 19401
Hahnemann University Hospital
230 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
- American Oncologic Hospital TA Fox Chase Cancer Center
30 Years Experience
Graduated in 1983