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ASC-H on a Pap smear of the cervix

What does ASC-H mean? ASC-H stands for atypical squamous cells, cannot rule out HSIL. It means that abnormal squamous cells were seen in your Pap smear.  These abnormal cells raise the possibility that a more serious pre-cancerous disease called high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) may be present in your cervix. What causes ASC-H? Causes of …
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Atypical

In pathology, the term atypical is used to describe cells that look abnormal when examined under the microscope. These changes can affect the cytoplasm (body) of the cell or the nucleus (the part of the cell that holds the genetic material). Does atypical mean cancer? Atypical does not necessarily mean that the cells are cancerous. …
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Atypia

In pathology, the term atypia is used to describe cells that look abnormal when examined under the microscope. These changes can affect the cytoplasm (body) of the cell or the nucleus (the part of the cell that holds the genetic material). Does atypia mean cancer? Atypia does not necessarily mean that the cells are cancerous. …
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