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HistoQuarterly: SCHWANNOMA

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 going to take a look … Continue reading

HistoQuarterly: CERVIX

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. As it is Cervical … 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

HistoQuarterly: LYMPH NODE

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 year is National … 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

Ask the expert: HEART EDITION

As you may already know, 2012 is National Pathology Year, and this month’s theme is the heart. Having already written a blogpost about how you can help prevent heart disease, I’m now teaming up with thoracic specialist, Dr Paul Cane, who I work with at Unilabs-IHS, to give you the opportunity to ask some of … Continue reading

Love your heart

2012 is National Pathology Year.  The theme for February is “Love your Heart“.  February is also American Heart Month (no prizes for guessing why the heart is a hot topic this particular month). All the cells in your body rely on your heart.  They rely on the nutrients and oxygen that the blood delivers to … 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

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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