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Coloured Sem Of A Cancerous Tumour In The Lung

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13 Jun 2012
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lung cancer. coloured scanning electron micro- graph (sem) of a small cancerous tumour (blue) filling an alveolus of the human lung. alveoli are the blind-ended air sacs which make up the lungs. here, the individual cancer cells are coated with microscopic, hair-like structures known as microvilli. a number of cancer cells can also be seen separated from the main tumour. the most common cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. magnification: x300 at 6x7cm size.

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