JONATHAN ASHTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JONATHAN ASHTON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Breast cancer. Light micrograph of cancer cells (duct carcinoma) of the human breast. Two clusters of malignant cells (blue) are seen, with large nuclei (purple). In the background is a field of unstained blood cells. Carcinoma is a cancer which arises in the epithelium, in this case the cells lining the ducts of the glandular mammary tissue. It is the most common form of breast cancer. A malignant tumour arises by transformation of normal cells into ones that escape the usual moderating controls of growth and differentiation. Cells become large, divide rapidly, & may invade surrounding tissue. Stained with MGG. Magnification: x40 at 35mm size.
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