precancerous


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pre·can·cer·ous

 (prē-kăn′sər-əs)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a condition that typically precedes or develops into a cancer: a precancerous growth.

precancerous

adj
(Pathology) (esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer

pre•can•cer•ous

(priˈkæn sər əs)

adj.
showing pathological changes that may be preliminary to malignancy.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.precancerous - of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
Translations

pre·can·cer·ous

a. precanceroso-a, susceptible a o que puede convertirse en un cáncer.

precancerous

adj precanceroso
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Elevated pathogen colonization and a lack of bacterial diversity in the mouth were identified in people with precancerous lesions that could precede stomach cancer, according to research led by New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and New York University School of Medicine.
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This occurred only because the routine cervical Pap smear allowed for the detection of still-harmless but precancerous cells known as dysplasia, which were then removed years before an actual cervical cancer could begin.
com)-- Virginia Women's Center has been selected to participate in a nationwide clinical trial, one that will ultimately hope to prevent the human papillomavirus virus (HPV) from progressing into cervical cancer and treat women who have HPV and the precancerous lesions associated with it.
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