A 43-year-old member asked:
Why do some cysts and tumors contain clumps of hair?
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Marching orders: Different cells in the body have different instructions or marching orders as to how they are to grow and function. Sometimes clumps of cells with diverse marching orders form a tumor and mature into very different types of tissue. One type is called a dermoid cyst. These can contain a variety of different tissues including hair.
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