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pre·can·cer

 (prē′kăn′sər)
n.
A precancerous condition.

precancer

(priːˈkænsə)
n
(Medicine) a condition that possesses a tendency to become malignant and develop into a cancer
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They also recommend against screening after hysterectomy with removal of the cervix in women with no history of high-grade precancer or cervical cancer, and against screening with HPV testing in women younger than age 30, either alone or with cytology.
During high-resolution anoscopy, specimens of anal tissue can be snipped off and later tested to see if they are precancer or cancer.
Spectroscopy identifies chemical and structural indicators of precancer that may be below the surface of the cervix or misdiagnosed as benign.
The WHO said that systematic application of a screening test in an asymptomatic population aimed at identifying individuals with abnormalities suggestive of a specific cancer or precancer and refer them promptly for diagnosis and treatment.
Inovio achieved an industry first with clinically significant efficacy shown with its VGX-3100 HPV immunotherapy in a phase II study of cervical precancer.
Pap tests--now often performed in conjunction with HPV tests--help to detect abnormal cervical cells and cases of precancer, which allows for early treatment that prevents cervical cancer cases and deaths.
Oral Precancer and the HPV Connection" (1 CE credit) gives a comprehensive overview of how to recognize and treat oral cancer, as well as explores how oral cancer is related to other health issues, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV).
The added stress on the body can be risky in the first trimester, the period in which most miscarriages occur, or in the case of serious complications like precancer or an incompetent cervix.
Cologuard, is a noninvasive DNA test for the early detection of colorectal precancer and cancer.
8220;The OralCDx BrushTest, used to detect oral precancer, has tremendously enhanced the care I offer to my patients,” says Daniel Gold, MD, of ENT and Allergy Associates.
For example, rather than taking a few biopsies from random sites to represent a large heterogeneous lesion, our system can guide the clinician to biopsy the tissue with the worst state of disease to provide a more accurate diagnosis, as opposed to possibly missing the cancer or precancer.
A study published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences concluded that by using the WATS biopsy during a routine endoscopy, physicians can increase their detection of still harmless precancer in the esophagus by up to 40 percent.