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Information on Disease Diagnosis and Prevention

Updated January 31, 2012

This information has been developed by pathologists, doctors who specialize in prevention, early detection, and diagnosis of disease.

Pathologists help care for patients every day by providing information needed to ensure appropriate patient care. They examine tissues and fluids to diagnose disease in order to assist in making treatment decisions.

Patient Information on Disease Diagnosis and Prevention
CAP Public Statements
Video News Releases

Patient Information on Disease Diagnosis and Prevention

Blood and Organ Donation
Blood Donation Information
Organ Donation Information

Breast Cancer Information
Colorectal Cancer Information
Prostate Cancer Information
Skin Cancer Information

Concussion Awareness/CTE
Frequently Asked Questions

Super Bowl Game Changer:
Tackle Concussions, CTE in Kids
(Radio Interview Broadcast-Ready)
(MP3, 1.4 MB)

Safety Blitz on Concussions
From NFL Player and Pathologists

(TV News Interview Broadcast-Ready)

Public Statement

Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness Checklist

(formerly known as Swine Flu)

H1N1 Information

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection
Information on HPV DNA Testing

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
Seasonal Influenza

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease Information

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Information

Preventing Disease
Diabetes Testing Information
Cholesterol Testing

Pap Examination
Pap Examination Information

Questions and Answers About Salmonella, E. coli and Animal Contact

Toxicology Information

CAP Public Statements

The College of American Pathologists is the world’s largest association comprised exclusively of pathologists. It is an organization concerned about patients and about providing the highest quality of patient care. The College stands firm in those beliefs and has developed CAP Public Statements on a variety of health issues related to pathology.

CAP Statement on Sickle Cell Trait in the Athlete
November 16, 2012

CAP Statement on HPV Testing and Cervical Cancer Prevention
November 16, 2012

Gene Patents
Janaury 18, 2011

Organ and Tissue Procurement
November 1, 2010

Additional CAP Public Statements

Video news releases (VNRs)

To receive the full benefit of the following multimedia presentations:
  • Download a free copy of the latest version of the RealPlayer (if you do not already have the plug-in) or Windows Media player.
  • Have a computer system with a sound card and speakers.
Safety Blitz on Concussions
From NFL Player and Pathologists

Watch the Interview
(TV News Interview Broadcast-Ready)
Celiac Disease: Is Gluten-Free for Me? Separating Food Fads from Facts
(Windows Media, 10.4 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
Simple Diabetes Prevention in the New Year
(Windows Media, 10 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
CAP Launches New
(Windows Media, 17 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
Preventing Child Poisonings During the Holidays
(Windows Media, 9.2 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
Nightly Business Report: Pathology Enters the Digital Age
(Windows Media, 60 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
Colon Cancer Screening: Gallup Survey Shows People Know What They Should Do But Still Aren’t Doing It
(RealPlayer, 1 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
HPV Vaccine: Pathologists help explain who should get it and who should get the Pap test
(Windows Media, 4 MB)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)
Healthy Eating During Football Season
(RealPlayer, 403 K)
(Broadcast-Ready B-Roll)