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Ovarian cancer surgery. Surgeon using an electrocautery (instrument that burns through tissue, yellow) to cut open the abdomen of a 60 year old woman being operated on for ovarian cancer and uterine fibroids. The cancer has spread to the uterus, liver, bowel and surrounding tissues. Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumours of fibrous and muscular tissue.
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