SIMON FRASER / NEWCASTLE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / NEWCASTLE HOSPITALS NHS TRUST / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Secondary cancer. Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of an axial (horizontal) view of a secondary cancerous growth (yellow) in the eye of a 74-year-old male. The primary cancer was found in the patient's thigh and has spread, a process known as metastasis. Once secondary growths are discovered, the prognosis is poor. Treatment in the form of surgical removal, followed by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy only offers a temporary cure.
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