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Severe dysplasia of cervix. Light micrograph of a cervical smear showing severe dysplasia (graded CIN-3) in pink stained epithelial cells. Large dark-stained nuclei of dysplastic cells can be seen throughout the image, indicating cell division. These abnormal cells have little or no cytoplasm and their shapes are severely distorted. These abnormalities, known as severe dyskaryosis, are potentially cancerous changes and could be used to diagnose the early stages of cervical cancer. If diagnosed at an early stage, cervical cancer can be cured. Haematoxylin & Eosin stain. Magnification: x100 at 35mm size.
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