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Medical Records for International Patients

Medical Records Needed

  • All medical records must be submitted in English.
  • Patient’s summary health report. This should be requested by the patient (or caregiver) to the treating physician and should include: cancer diagnosis date, past and current treatments records (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, etc.), physician progress notes, and current health status.
  • Other recent or relevant medical reports such as: operative notes, pathology reports, radiology reports and laboratory reports.
  • Pathology material from the original diagnosis and subsequent biopsies can be submitted in (paraffin) blocks or glass slides. It is very important that pathology materials be submitted with the corresponding reports. A letter explaining why you are bringing the material to the country can be issued for the US customs service.
  • Relevant diagnostic images (e.g. Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, mammograms, etc.) should be saved in a disc (DICOM format).
  • Pathology material and disc(s) with diagnostic images must be submitted with its corresponding reports clearly stating the patient’s full name, date of birth and Medical Record Number (if known).

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