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Oligodendroglioma brain cancer. Light micrograph of a section through brain tissue affected by an oligodendroglioma cancer. This is a cancer arising from oligodendrocytes, one of the supportive (glial) cells in the brain. This type of cancer does not generally spread, but its growth can damage the brain if it is left untreated. Surgical removal is the best chance of a cure if it the tumour is accessible, and radiotherapy and chemotherapy may also help to slow the cancer's growth.
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