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Liver cancer pathology
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Liver cancer pathology

What are the methods of fixation and processing that are most suitable for liver cancer cells/colon carcinoma?
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Hi there,
I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to.  Most of the time tissue samples are fixed in 10% formalin then undergo an extensive tissue process to further remove any water in the cells as well as stain them to make the cell components visible under the microscope after the tissue is embedded in paraffin.  I can go into more detail if you would like but I would need to know exactly what you're looking for.
Thanks,
John
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