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Follicular neoplasm of the thyroid gland

What does follicular neoplasm mean? Follicular neoplasm is a term pathologists use to describe a tumour in the thyroid gland. This diagnosis is usually made after a procedure called a fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Follicular neoplasm is a preliminary diagnosis that includes both non-cancerous and cancerous conditions. These conditions include: Adenomatoid nodule – Adenomatoid nodule is …
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Fibrocystic change

What is fibrocystic change in the breast? Fibrocystic change (FCC) is a general term used to describe a group of non-cancerous changes that often develop together in the breast. It is a common finding seen in up to 60% of reproductive-aged women. FCC is believed to develop in response to stimulation from hormones such as …
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Inflammatory polyp of the stomach

What is an inflammatory polyp in the stomach? An inflammatory polyp is a non-cancerous growth that develops from the tissue that lines the inside of the stomach. It is called a polyp because it often sticks out from the surface of the tissue. Inflammatory polyps are also called hyperplastic polyps. The stomach The stomach is …
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Flat epithelial atypia (FEA)

What is flat epithelial atypia (FEA)? Flat epithelial atypia (FEA) is a non-cancerous condition that develops in the breast. This change can only be seen after tissue from the breast is examined under the microscope by a pathologist. FEA is a common condition and it is often seen in breast tissue removed for another reason. …
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How to read your bone marrow report

What is a bone marrow pathology report? A bone marrow pathology report is a medical document prepared for you by a pathologist. It includes information about what the pathologist saw when they examined the tissue from your bone marrow sample under the microscope. It may also include information about additional tests that were performed on …
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Papillary lesion of the breast

What is a papillary lesion in the breast? Papillary lesion of the breast is a term pathologists use to describe a group of breast tumours that look similar when examined under the microscope. This term includes both non-cancerous tumours and cancers. Papillary lesion is a preliminary diagnosis. Typically, the entire tumour needs to be removed …
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Radial scar

What is a radial scar in the breast? A radial scar is a non-cancerous growth that develops in the breast when there is an increase in the number of glands and ducts surrounding an area of altered connective tissue called a scar. Although non-cancerous, it is associated with a small increased risk of developing breast …
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High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-PIN)

What is high-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN)? High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) is a non-cancerous condition that starts in the prostate gland. In this condition, abnormal prostate cells fill the small glands and ducts in the prostate. The diagnosis of high-grade PIN is not the same as having prostate cancer.  As a result, definitive treatment, …
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Find your diagnosis by name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Actinic keratosis Acute appendicitis Acute lung injury Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) of the cervix Adenoid cystic carcinoma​ Anemia Angiosarcoma ASC-H ASC-US Atrophic endometrium Atrophy – Ovary Atypical carcinoid …
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Biopsy

What is a biopsy? A biopsy is a minor surgical procedure performed to remove a small piece of tissue from the body. The tissue sample is then sent to a pathologist for examination under the microscope. What is the purpose of a biopsy? A biopsy is typically performed on an area of the body that …
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