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Squamous Cells

With some exceptions, squamous cells do not generally come from the urinary tract. A large number of squamous cells are found in the lower third of the urethra and mainly in vaginal secretions in women, and the presence of these cells signals contamination of the specimen. The observation of blood, leukocytes and bacteria may, therefore, be due to this contamination, making the urine sediment interpretation of little use. Depending on the circumstances, the sample should be taken again with greater control over the specimen collection.

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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.