non-invasive cancer


What does non-invasive mean in a pathology report? In pathology, non-invasive is used to describe a disease (typically a tumour) that remains localized and has not spread into the surrounding tissues or organs. All types of benign (noncancerous) tumours are by definition non-invasive. However, some types of early-stage malignant (cancerous) tumours are also considered non-invasive …
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Squamous cell carcinoma in situ

What is squamous cell carcinoma in situ? Squamous cell carcinoma in situ is a non-invasive type of cancer made up of squamous cells. It is called non-invasive because the abnormal cells have not spread into any of the surrounding tissues. If left untreated, this condition can turn into a type of invasive cancer called squamous …
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