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Ovarian cancer surgery. Surgeon operating on a 60 year old woman with ovarian cancer and uterine fibroids. An electrocautery (instrument that burns through tissue, yellow) is being used to remove the diseased tissue, including the enlarged uterus (held in hand at top centre). Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumours of fibrous and muscular tissue. The cancer has spread to both ovaries, the uterus, liver, bowel and surrounding tissues.
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