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Lymph node with metastatic breast carcinoma. Light micrograph showing a section of lymph node containing carcinoma tissue originating in the breast. The area on the left with dark, densely- packed nuclei is proliferative lymphoid tissue, and on the right is paler-staining invasive tumour tissue. A carcinoma is any type of malignant tumour arising from cells in the covering surface layer or lining tissue of a body organ. A metastatic cancer is a secondary malignant tumour that has spread from a primary cancer to other parts of the body. Treatment involves surgery or radiotherapy and/or anticancer drugs. H and E stain. Magnification: x125 at 35mm size.
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