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Cervical cancer. Light micrograph of a section through a cervix showing intraepithelial carcinoma, a form of cancer (darker, purple regions). This tumour is associated with infection with the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes warts. Cigarette smoking may also be a risk factor. Treatment involves radiotherapy or surgery to remove affected areas. Magnification unknown.
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