diagnosis

Intracholecystic papillary neoplasm (ICPN)

What is intracholecystic papillary neoplasm? Intracholecystic papillary neoplasm (ICPN) is a precancerous tumour in the gallbladder. If left untreated, ICPN can change into a type of invasive gallbladder cancer over time. For this reason, all ICPNs should be removed completely. What are the symptoms of intracholecystic papillary neoplasm? Right upper abdominal pain occurs in approximately …
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Nonampullary duodenal adenoma

What is a nonampullary duodenal adenoma? A nonampullary duodenal adenoma is a non-cancerous type of polyp that starts in a part of the small intestine called the duodenum. It is considered a precancerous condition because it can turn into a type of cancer called adenocarcinoma over time. What does nonampullary mean? This type of adenoma …
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Duodenal adenoma

What is a duodenal adenoma? A duodenal adenoma is a non-cancerous type of polyp that starts in a part of the small intestine called the duodenum. It is considered a precancerous condition because it can turn into a type of cancer called adenocarcinoma over time. Another name for this type of polyp is non-ampullary adenoma. …
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Infiltrative follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma

What is infiltrative follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma? Infiltrative follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) is a type of thyroid cancer. This type of cancer is more common in adults although it can be seen in children. It is called ‘infiltrative’ because when examined under the microscope, the tumour cells are seen spreading (infiltrating) widely …
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Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung

What is large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung? Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is an aggressive type of lung cancer made up of neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine cells are specialized cells that are found throughout the body. They produce chemicals called hormones that influence the activity of both nearby and distant tissues. Can large cell …
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Traditional serrated adenoma (TSA)

What is a traditional serrated adenoma? Traditional serrated adenoma (TSA) is a precancerous growth and a type of polyp found in the colon and rectum. Is traditional serrated adenoma cancer? No. TSA is not cancer. However, it is considered a precancerous growth because over time it can turn into a type of colon cancer called …
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Condyloma acuminatum

What is condyloma acuminatum? Condyloma acuminatum is a non-cancerous growth caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Another name for this condition is a genital wart. Can condyloma acuminatum turn into cancer? No. Condyloma acuminatum is a non-cancerous condition that will not turn into cancer over time. However, this condition can recur (regrow) in the same location …
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Endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN)

What is endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia? Endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) is a precancerous condition associated with an abnormally thick endometrium. It is considered a precancerous condition because over time it can turn into a type of endometrial cancer called endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Another name for this condition is atypical endometrial hyperplasia. Is endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia cancer? No. …
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Encapsulated angioinvasive oncocytic carcinoma of the thyroid gland

What is encapsulated angioinvasive oncocytic carcinoma? Encapsulated angioinvasive oncocytic carcinoma is a type of thyroid cancer. The tumour is called “encapsulated” because it is separated from the normal thyroid gland by a thin band of tissue called a tumour capsule. “Angioinvasive” means cancer cells were found inside at least one blood vessel outside the tumour. …
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Endometrial clear cell carcinoma

What is endometrial clear cell carcinoma of the uterus? Endometrial clear cell carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts in a part of the uterus called the endometrium. The name comes from the fact that many of the cells look clear when examined under the microscope. Another name for this type of cancer is …
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