STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cervical cancer cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through a cultured cancer cell from a human cervix, showing the cell nucleus (beige), and numerous blebs (lumps) and microvilli (hair-like structures), which are characteristic of cancer cells. Cancer of the cervix (the neck of the uterus) is one of the most common cancers affecting women. Magnification: x5000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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