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Cervix: Squamous cell carcinoma

This article was last reviewed 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 cervix is …
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Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on August 19, 2019. by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: The tonsils, base of tongue, and soft palate form an area called the oropharynx. Non-keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma is a type of throat cancer that starts in the oropharynx. Most tumours in this area are caused by …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)

This article was last reviewed on October 31, 2018 by Emily Goebel, MD  FRCPC Quick facts: High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that develops in the vagina. HSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) that infects the cells in the vagina. If not treated, patients with high grade …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)

This article was last reviewed on October 31, 2018 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that develops on the vulva. HSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). If left untreated, patients with high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion are at high risk for …
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Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL)

This article was last reviewed on October 31, 2018 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) is a non-cancerous condition that develops in the vagina. LSIL is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) which infects cells on the inner surface of the vagina. LSIL can turn into …
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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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Cervix: 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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Condyloma acuminatum

This article was last reviewed and updated on October 31, 2018 by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Condyloma acuminatum is a non-cancerous condition that develops on the vulva. Condyloma acuminatum is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). Another name for condyloma acuminatum is a genital wart. The normal vulva The vulva is the …
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Oropharynx: Squamous cell carcinoma

This article was last reviewed on August 19, 2019 by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC Quick facts: The tonsils, base of tongue, and soft palate form an area called the oropharynx. Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of throat cancer that starts in the oropharynx. Most tumours in this area are caused by a virus called …
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