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Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US)

This article was last reviewed by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC on September 16, 2019 Quick facts: ASC-US is a diagnosis that falls in between normal and the non-cancerous condition called low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL). Causes of ASC-US include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, inflammation of the cervix, postmenopausal status, and prior radiation therapy. A …
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The Pap test

This article was reviewed and updated on August 5, 2019. by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: The Pap test is a screening test that looks for abnormal cells in the cervix. The purpose of the Pap test is to look for pre-cancerous diseases but cancers may also be identified. Most pre-cancerous diseases and cancers …
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