HSIL

High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)

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

What is a high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion of the anal canal?  High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that starts from specialized squamous cells that cover the inside of the anal canal. HSIL is called a pre-cancerous disease because over time it can turn into a type of cancer called squamous cell …
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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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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the vagina

What is high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the vagina? High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the vagina is a pre-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). This condition may affect both women and men. In addition to the vagina, HSIL commonly involves the cervix and vulva. In both women …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the vulva

What is high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the vulva? High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the vulva is a pre-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). This condition may affect both women and men. In addition to the vulva, HSIL commonly involves the cervix and vagina. …
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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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Squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina? Squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina is a type of cancer. The tumour starts from specialized squamous cells on the inside surface of the vagina. Most of the time squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina develops from a pre-cancerous disease called high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). What …
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p16

What is p16? p16 is a protein made by normal cells throughout the body. It can also be made by abnormal cells including some types of cancers. It is a type of protein called a tumour suppressor. This means that the normal role of p16 is to stop the cell from changing into a cancer …
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