Image of the Quarter (2015-4)
An axxillary node biopsy
55 year old woman - Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer - post chemo lymph node
The biopsy shows an area of foamy macrophages adjacent to a focus of metastatic carcinoma. Mouse-over shows further detail - a partial nodal response to chemotherapy.
Further detail of the images above. The foamy macrophage reaction is an early feature of response following chemotherapy. This would eventually be followed by scarring.