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Squamous cell carcinoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on July 15, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: ​Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of cervical cancer. It is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Most tumours start from a pre-cancerous disease called high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). The normal cervix The …
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Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL)

This article was last reviewed and updated on October 8, 2018 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) is a non-cancerous condition that develops in the cervix. LSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which infects cells on the surface of the cervix. LSIL can …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)

This article was last reviewed on July 16, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that develops in the cervix. HSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). If left untreated, patients with HSIL are at high risk for developing a …
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Endocervical adenocarcinoma

This article was last reviewed on July 30, 2019 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Endocervical adenocarcinoma is a type of cervical cancer. Most tumours are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). The tumour starts from a pre-cancerous disease called adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). The normal cervix The cervix is part of the female genital …
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Endocervical polyp

This article was last reviewed on March 6, 2019 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: An endocervical polyp is a non-cancerous growth that grows on the cervix. Endocervical polyps are very common and they can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. The normal cervix The cervix is part of the female genital tract. It is found at …
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Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS)

This article was last reviewed by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC on October 31, 2018 Quick facts: Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is a non-invasive type of cervical cancer. Most cases are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Patients with AIS are at high risk for developing an invasive cancer of the cervix called endocervical adenocarcinoma. …
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High grade squamous lesion (HSIL)

This article was last reviewed on August 28, 2019 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that develops in the cervix. HSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). If left untreated, patients with HSIL are at high risk for developing a cancer …
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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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Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL)

This article was last reviewed and updated on August 28, 2019 by Adnan Karavelic, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) is a non-cancerous condition that develops in the cervix. LSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which infects cells on the surface of the cervix. LSIL can turn …
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