low grade

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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Low grade

What does low grade mean? In pathology, low grade is used to describe cells that look abnormal when examined under the microscope but still share some features with normal, healthy cells. In order to determine if cells are low grade, pathologists often compare the abnormal-looking cells to the cells normally found in that part of …
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Grade

What does grade mean? Grade is a word pathologists use to describe the difference between abnormal cells and the normal, healthy cells they have replaced. The most common use for the word grade is to describe the difference between cancer cells and normal, healthy cells. However, pathologists also use this word to describe the changes seen in pre-cancerous and …
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