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These tests are used to describe certain atypical colours of red blood cells examined under the microscope in an abnormal complete blood count.

Polychromasia – Great variation in the colour of the red blood cells, including pale red, normal or dark colours, indicating a highly variable hemoglobin level. Seen in anemias with regeneration of red blood cells.

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Breast cancer

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.