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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 10

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Interesting host-tumour interactions involved in invasion and metastasis will be described. Also how we describe the point on the journey the tumour has reached (stage) and how much further it is likely to go (prognosis). We will also describe the methods used to judge how quickly the tumour is travelling along the pathway (grade).

Behaviour of Tumours 3

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Female age 55

Tissue: Soft tissue

This woman had noticed a painless swelling in her left forearm. She became alarmed by its rapid increase in size and was referred to hospital. After imaging and a needle biopsy, the muscles of her forearm containing the tumour were removed.

The transverse slice through the biceps muscle reveals a reasonably well circumscribed tumour showing central cyst formation, together with two satellite nodules one of which is close to, but does not involve, the circumferential margin.


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