dysplasia

Low grade dysplasia

What is low grade dysplasia? Low grade dysplasia is an abnormal pattern of growth that can turn into cancer over time. This change is described as “low grade” because the abnormal cells look like normal, healthy cells when examined under the microscope. Does low grade dysplasia mean cancer? Low grade dysplasia does not mean cancer …
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Squamous cell carcinoma in situ of the larynx

What is squamous cell carcinoma in situ (CIS) of the larynx? Squamous cell carcinoma in situ (CIS) is a non-invasive type of laryngeal (throat) cancer. Squamous CIS starts from the cells that cover the inside surface of the larynx. Squamous CIS can start in any part of the larynx although the most common location is …
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Dysplasia

What does dysplasia mean? Dysplasia is a precancerous change that can happen anywhere in the body. The cells in an area of dysplasia show an abnormal pattern of growth and maturation. This change can only be seen when the tissue is examined under the microscope. What causes dysplasia? The cause depends on where in the …
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