Pathologists leaving Quebec
A report in the Journal de Montreal says there is a crisis in Quebec right now with a lack of pathologists. One by one, they are emptying hospitals, fed up with the working conditions.
CJAD's medical expert Dr. Mitch Shulman says it is a major problem because their role is so important.
"You go in god forbid for a lump in your breast and you're waiting, you're asleep, it's the pathologist that tells the surgeon yes this is okay, you got the edges, or no you need to do this, or that it's not even a cancer."
There are thousands of diagnostic tests on backlog right now. According to the report, it would take 40 additional pathologists to fill the void.
Pathologists says they are over-worked and underpaid and many of them are choosing to flock to Ontario or the U.S.