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Breast cancer surgery. Image 2 of 6. Surgeon using a cautery tool (yellow, left), an instrument that burns through tissue, to excise a malignant (cancerous) tumour (centre) from a woman's breast. In this procedure, tumours are being removed from the breast and axillary (underarm) lymph nodes as part of a wide local excision (WLE) operation. For a series showing this procedure, see images M122/491 - M122/496.
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