cervical

Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix? Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of cervical cancer. The tumour starts from specialized squamous cells normally found on the surface of the cervix. Most tumours start from a pre-cancerous disease called high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). What causes squamous cell carcinoma in the cervix? The …
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Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) of the cervix

What is low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion of the cervix? Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) is a non-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). This condition may affect both women and men. In addition to the cervix, LSIL can also affect the vagina and vulva. In both women …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the cervix

What is high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion of the cervix? High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). In addition to the cervix, HSIL commonly involves the vagina¬†and vulva. In both women and men, HSIL may also involve the anal canal and peri-anal …
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Endocervical adenocarcinoma

What is endocervical adenocarcinoma? Endocervical adenocarcinoma is a type of cervical cancer. It develops in the cervix from the glandular cells normally found in the endocervical canal. Most tumours develop from a non-invasive type of cancer called endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS). Both endocervical adenocarcinoma and AIS are frequently caused by a virus called human …
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Endocervical polyp

What is an endocervical polyp? An endocervical polyp is a non-cancerous growth in the cervix. It is made up of endocervical glands and stroma. This type of growth is called a polyp because it sticks out from the inner surface of the endocervical canal. What are common symptoms of an endocervical polyp? Symptoms of an …
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Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) of the cervix

What is adenocarcinoma in situ of the cervix? Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) is a non-invasive type of cervical cancer. The disease starts from glands in a part of the cervix called the endocervical canal. If not treated, AIS can turn into a type of invasive cancer called endocervical adenocarcinoma. What causes adenocarcinoma in situ in …
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How to read your Pap test report

What is a Pap test? The Pap test is a screening test that looks for abnormal cells in the vaginal portion of the uterine cervix. It is called a screening test because it is designed to detect disease before a person experiences any symptoms. The test was named after Dr. Georgios Papanicolaou who invented the …
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