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Cancer chemotherapy. Female patient receiving an intravenous dose of anticancer drugs from a syringe. The drugs are designed to destroy cancer cells. The drugs have a range of side effects, including hair loss, as they target all rapidly dividing cells. Cancer is a disease caused by the uncontrolled replication of abnormal cells, which can invade and destroy healthy tissue. The drugs in use here are cytoxan and adriamycin. Photographed at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.
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