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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


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


“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

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

Cells and their “-plasia”

With so many medical prefixes and suffixes, sometimes a diagrammatic breakdown is very useful where possible, especially when multiple words use the same one.  After scouring the internet, I noticed there wasn’t any decent search results for “-plasia” (or “-plastic”), which is a very common suffix used when describing the appearance of cells.  So I … 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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