Breast cancer surgery

Breast cancer surgery

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Breast cancer surgery. Image 16 of 20. Surgeon holding a malignant (cancerous) tumour that has just been excised from a woman's axillary (underarm) lymph nodes. A cautery tool (yellow), an instrument that burns through tissue, is seen at upper right. In this procedure, tumours are being removed from the breast and axillary lymph nodes as part of a wide local excision (WLE) operation. For a series showing this procedure, see images M122/468 - M122/487.

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