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LM of secondary bone cancer (carcinoma)

LM of secondary bone cancer (carcinoma)

M132/0452

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DR. E. WALKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR. E. WALKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Secondary bone cancer. Light micrograph of a secondary (metastatic) cancer tumour developing in bone. This malignant tumour, called a carcinoma, has grown from cancer cells that have spread from the breast. Cancerous cells are dark purple, with large nuclei typical of rapidly dividing cells. On the right is a fragment of bone (pink). The inter- vening pale cells are connective tissue laid down in response to the tumour. White blood cells (dark dots on left) have infiltrated as a result of in- flammation. There is no residual bone marrow. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Sample stained with hematoxylin and eosin. Magnification x125 at 35mm size.

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