STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Vaginal cancer cells. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of vaginal squamous cell carcinoma cells. The many microvilli (small projections) on the cell's surface are typical of cancer cells. Squamous cells are a type of epithelial cell that line the vagina. Vaginal squamous cell carcinoma is the most common form of vaginal cancer. It is most common in women over 60. Magnification: x1000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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