MICHAEL ABBEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MICHAEL ABBEY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Breast cancer cells. Light micrograph (LM) of a section through carcinoma cancer cells in a female breast. The clusters of cancer cells (red cytoplasm) have large nuclei (blue) indicating rapid cell division. This is an invasive ductal carcinoma of the cells lining the milk ducts. The ducts are the two white regions at the centre of the cancer clusters. Surrounding the cancerous areas are the cells that make up the connective tissue. Cancerous breast cells undergo chaotic growth and multiplication and, unless destroyed early, the cancer may spread around the body with fatal results. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Magnification: x80 at 35mm size.
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