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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

Endometriosis Awareness Week

Today is the final day of Endometriosis Awareness Week. I’m curious about how well awareness of this condition is fairing. . So what is it? Endometriosis is a condition that affects 1 in 15 women of reproductive age worldwide, and is influenced by the hormonal changes that occur during the monthly menstrual cycle.  During a … Continue reading

Can a sexually transmitted infection literally break your heart?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that is transmitted via human contact and is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK and US.  It can infect the skin, genitals and the oral and anal cavities.  It is a very common virus; in fact it’s thought that about 80% of us will be infected … 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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