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Infected wound after breast surgery on a female patient with carcinoma (cancer) of the breast. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Treatment is with the removal of the tumour only, where possible, or complete removal of the breast (mastectomy). Surgery is often combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Here, the wound on the patient's left breast has become infected.
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