Dacryocytes are red cells that have a tapered end (in the shape of a pear, tear or tennis racquet). They are found in thalassemia (hereditary defect in the production of one of the two parts of hemoglobin) and in primary myelofibrosis, which is the infiltration of fibrous tissue in the bone marrow accompanied by splenomegaly (enlarged spleen).
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Breast cancer: This is a malignant tumour made up of many cancerous cells. It should be noted that breast cancer is not the most common cause of breast pain, as patients of this disease are often asymptomatic.