Professor Layton's Medical Mystery

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Professor Layton's Medical Mystery

Never let it be said we don't make you work for your punchlines.

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Hehe this was pretty funny.
I'm sure the punchline is even funnier, but I'm too goddamn lazy for it.

Shot in the dark: "You have Cancer"

...but why would you need x-ray for that, clinics usually test blood for a higher than normal white blood cell count. #unlessimwrongaboutthecancer

Ain't nobody got time for that.

ROast eVAdE CUrrY ANvil CHasE
ROVAECUYANCHE
YOUHAVECANCER

Yeah, Leonardo got it right...definitely spend longer looking at this comic than I normally would, so that's a win for them, I guess...

Leonardo Huizar:
Shot in the dark: "You have Cancer"

...but why would you need x-ray for that, clinics usually test blood for a higher than normal white blood cell count. #unlessimwrongaboutthecancer

There's more to cancer than white blood cell count. Bone marrow cancers like leukaemias are often diagnosed from blood tests but a small lung tumour wouldn't do anything to your blood.

Wait, is it Tuesday already?

AntiChrist:
Wait, is it Tuesday already?

Whoops! Well, you get an early release of Critical Miss for this week. Do with it what you will!

Greg

Damn it, I suck at scrambled word puzzles!

Uh oh, someone's mixed up all the chemo drugs. Match the drug labels to the flasks using the following information:

Cladribine is blue.
Bleomycin and Estramustine are never stored in Erlenmeyer flasks.
Idarubicin is always stored next to Cladribine, but never besides Hydroxyurea.
Estramustine is not green or yellow.
Ixabepilone is not orange. It is always stored in a cylindrical flask.

Greg Tito:

AntiChrist:
Wait, is it Tuesday already?

Whoops! Well, you get an early release of Critical Miss for this week. Do with it what you will!

Greg

We'll use this extra day to conquer the world with knowledge about Layton's private medical records.

OT: It took me some effort to solve this one, but I enjoyed it. Both a good joke and a good challenge. Yay.

Leonardo Huizar:
Shot in the dark: "You have Cancer"

...but why would you need x-ray for that, clinics usually test blood for a higher than normal white blood cell count. #unlessimwrongaboutthecancer

Leukaemia is white blood cell count, lung cancer is chest X-ray followed by MRI, breast cancer is mammography and skin cancer is detected by taking a biopsy. This is all very simplified because I lack complete knowledge surrounding the procedures of detection and some of it might be wrong. However there are lots of ways to detect different kinds of cancer.

Also you were right with your solution. Good guess.

Oh yeah, the first word probably is "roast". My guess was "rotas" (still would have worked for the puzzle), I've been playing a scrabble game on my phone quite a bit lately so the words popping into my head are slightly less conventional...

So does this mean in the next game he's going start cooking Crystal Meth?

DVS BSTrD:
So does this mean in the next game he's going start cooking Crystal Meth?

Layton Bad! This will be the plotline of the next crossover with Phoenix Wright.

OT: Good strip, got a chuckle. Bet the joke has been done before but that matters not.

I spent far too long trying to work that one out.

I guess he'll be selling crystal meth in the next game.

But I have lx eDi asy...

Ah, that punchline was well worth the work for it.

And yes, I heartily expect the next Professor Layton game to have Luke (or whatever the companion's name is) going "Yeah, bitch, puzzles!"

"Objective: Rearrange the internal organs so that the surgeon may safely extract the tumor without damaging any vital body parts."

Gotta say, I wish all jumbles were this entertaining.

The doctor should have been Gregory House M.D. - He's about the only medical "professional" I can think of that would devise such a puzzle simply to piss people off.

I'm not sure if he's mad that he has to decode the puzzle or the message it gives him. Either way good show.

Greg Tito:

AntiChrist:
Wait, is it Tuesday already?

Whoops! Well, you get an early release of Critical Miss for this week. Do with it what you will!

Greg

Dear god,
the black ice queen of Gnyth'gor is gone for like, what, a month?, and already the fortress is falling apart from the inside. Whats next, you'll start letting Jim videotape himself with blowup dolls? Get it together Sir Titos (he who is known as the black knight of the bile bear), or else your faithless imps just might free her from your dank prison to rule over these lands once more.
Kind Regards,
Grand Inquisitor Thiosk

This is too out of character to be a believable joke; Professor Layton would never look unhappy at being offered a puzzle.

This reminds me of a puzzle...

Yopaz:

Leonardo Huizar:
Shot in the dark: "You have Cancer"

...but why would you need x-ray for that, clinics usually test blood for a higher than normal white blood cell count. #unlessimwrongaboutthecancer

Leukaemia is white blood cell count, lung cancer is chest X-ray followed by MRI, breast cancer is mammography and skin cancer is detected by taking a biopsy. This is all very simplified because I lack complete knowledge surrounding the procedures of detection and some of it might be wrong. However there are lots of ways to detect different kinds of cancer.

Also you were right with your solution. Good guess.

Confirm by biopsy in pretty much all cases except a straight leukemia. A mass alone only indicates the presence of a tumor. Elevated white cell counts are very non-specific, mammography has a very high false positive rate (it's a design feature - better to check out anything than let breast cancer slip by), a lung mass could be quite a few things, and even seeing a tumor on MRI or CT does not confirm it's cancer.

Not that benign tumors can't kill you too.

And it turns out the next Jumble says, "It is an unresectable small cell carcinoma I'm so sorry the prognosis is dismal you are just boned." Takes an hour to solve, but really helped Prof Layton take the news well.

thedoclc:

Yopaz:

Leonardo Huizar:
Shot in the dark: "You have Cancer"

...but why would you need x-ray for that, clinics usually test blood for a higher than normal white blood cell count. #unlessimwrongaboutthecancer

Leukaemia is white blood cell count, lung cancer is chest X-ray followed by MRI, breast cancer is mammography and skin cancer is detected by taking a biopsy. This is all very simplified because I lack complete knowledge surrounding the procedures of detection and some of it might be wrong. However there are lots of ways to detect different kinds of cancer.

Also you were right with your solution. Good guess.

Confirm by biopsy in pretty much all cases except a straight leukemia. A mass alone only indicates the presence of a tumor. Elevated white cell counts are very non-specific, mammography has a very high false positive rate (it's a design feature - better to check out anything than let breast cancer slip by), a lung mass could be quite a few things, and even seeing a tumor on MRI or CT does not confirm it's cancer.

Not that benign tumors can't kill you too.

And it turns out the next Jumble says, "It is an unresectable small cell carcinoma I'm so sorry the prognosis is dismal you are just boned." Takes an hour to solve, but really helped Prof Layton take the news well.

I suspected biopsy might be needed for confirmation regardless, but I wasn't sure, thanks for confirming that for me. I didn't know the details about mammography though, I've just heard that it's quite inaccurate, but not the details.

Being corrected can be fun if you learn something from it.

OtherSideofSky:
This is too out of character to be a believable joke; Professor Layton would never look unhappy at being offered a puzzle.

The answer is why he was unhappy. After all this is the Professor we're talking about, he got that shit solved 2 seconds after he was given it...

This reminds me of 'Professor Layton and the Malignant Growth', although in that one, it turns out he's been carrying a massive tumour under his hat for years. I can't post it here, because it's a bit sweary, but it can be found in several episodes on YouTube.

Story:
Hehe this was pretty funny.
I'm sure the punchline is even funnier, but I'm too goddamn lazy for it.

he stole it from here:

lazy grey..

I figured the answer was 'you have cancer'. I did the puzzle anyway. I picked 'alvin' instead of anvil initially, but I suspected it would be wrong- you never use proper names for these things...

Seriously, Doc? Nothing about how his eyes are two black, soulless dots? Or could you not get that in a Jumble solution?

They also have something really wrong with their ribs. In order for the clavicles to be straight like that, the projector has to be slanted up. Those ribs are WAY to curvy.

The lungs look clear though... must my microscopic.

rhizhim:

Story:
Hehe this was pretty funny.
I'm sure the punchline is even funnier, but I'm too goddamn lazy for it.

he stole it from here:

lazy grey..

yeah 'cause everyone on the internet has seen everything ever.

AliasBot:
ROast eVAdE CUrrY ANvil CHasE
ROVAECUYANCHE
YOUHAVECANCER

Yeah, Leonardo got it right...definitely spend longer looking at this comic than I normally would, so that's a win for them, I guess...

I came hoping to see a post like this.

I am not disappointed XD.

Greg Tito:

AntiChrist:
Wait, is it Tuesday already?

Whoops! Well, you get an early release of Critical Miss for this week. Do with it what you will!

Greg

I chose to be pleasantly surprised!

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