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Ask the expert: MELANOMA

Summer has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere, and when those elusive hot days grace us, a lot of us spend a lot more time in the Sun. Protecting ourselves from the Sun’s harmful UV-rays is something that is diligently advised because of the carcinogenic nature of the damage caused in sunburn. Melanoma is one … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: NODULAR SCLEROSING HODGKIN LYMPHOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter we’re taking … Continue reading

Ask the expert: CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA

“Cholan….a what?” I hear you say. Well, exactly. How often do you hear about that? So, as February is cholangiocarcinoma awareness month, I decided to raise some of that awareness by asking an expert all about it. Allow me to introduce you to Professor Marco Novelli: Prof Novelli is a gastrointestinal histopathologist based at University … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: SUPERFICIAL SPREADING MALIGNANT MELANOMA

Working in a histology lab means that I get to see a lot of what our body looks like under the microscope.  Quarterly I will share with you some of my photos from the microscopic world of our inner space and tell you a little bit about what we’re looking at. This quarter I’m returning … Continue reading

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2014

Today marks the start of the 8th annual Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which is a campaign led by the European Cervical Cancer Association (ECCA). In 2011, in the UK alone, 970 women died from cervical cancer, which equates to more than 2 deaths every day.  That is a tragically high number given the fact that … Continue reading

Stand Up To Cancer

In the UK, the odds of winning the national lottery jackpot are 1 in 14 million.  There’s a 1 in 576,000 chance of being struck by lightning, a 1 in 24,528 chance of getting stuck in a lift and there’s a 1.5 in 100 chance of having twins. The chance of developing cancer is 1 … Continue reading

OGG or not OGG? That is the question.

Lung cancer has one of the worst survival rates of all cancers and this tends to be because at the time when symptoms appear it is so advanced there are few treatment options remaining.  The saddest fact about this is that the main cause of lung cancer is smoking – a voluntary social habit.  But … Continue reading

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Della Thomas

Della Thomas

Hello, my name is Della and I'm a Specialist Scientific Lead in histological dissection working for the NHS in England.

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