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wdlove
May 4, 2004, 07:37 PM
Dr. Massimo Loda bore down on what resembled a technicolor map of Cape Cod, its signature upturned arm marbled with purple swirls and swishes, pink voids and hundreds of dark spots. But this was no casual exercise in map reading. He peered through his microscope, jotting down notes. There was a lot riding on his analysis.

Loda spoke with the accent of his native Italy, his salt-and-pepper hair closely cropped, his voice soft. "These have no organization," he said, directing a visitor's attention to a chaotic spattering of dark purple dots. "This makes no architectural sense. This is cancer. Definitely cancer."

No one has cancer until a pathologist says so.

Dr. Loda is shown in the Globe using a Mac. :)

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2004/05/04/pathology_playing_god_in_the_laboratory/

Sparky's
May 4, 2004, 08:38 PM
I'm glad there are enough to go around. My cancer was in my colon for about 5-6 years before a colonoscopy disclosed it. The diagnosis was accurate, and the surgery successful. kudos to Pathologists.