Light micrograph of lung cancer cells

Light micrograph of lung cancer cells

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Caption: Lung cancer. Light micrograph of a section through a tumour from a patient with lung cancer. This is a squamous cell carcinoma, the most common form of lung cancer. Cancer cells are dark purple, with abnormally large nuclei indicating rapid cell di- vision. Pale pink cells are connective cells, laid down in response to the tumour. The deep pink bod- ies are deposits of the protein keratin, produced by the cancer cells. White blood cells (black dots at top left & right) are infiltrating the diseased tissue. Squamous carcinomas arise from keratin- making epithelial cells, which are found on the skin and in smokers' lungs. Stained with eosin and hematoxylin. Magnification x125 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: cancer, cancerous, carcinoma, carcinoma cells, condition, disease, disorder, eosin and hematoxylin, healthcare, hematoxylin and eosin, lung, lung cancer, malignancy, malignant, medical, medicine, of lung, squamous, squamous cell carcinoma, stain

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