premalignant


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pre·ma·lig·nant

 (prē′mə-lĭg′nənt)
adj.
Precancerous.
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premalignant

(ˌpriːməˈlɪɡnənt)
adj
(Pathology) occurring before a state of malignancy
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premalignant

adj premaligno
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Scores "seemed lower" for premalignant vulvar disease when compared with inflammatory, infectious, and other disease types, the investigators reported.
The results of a trial presented at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting suggest that the intake of active compounds found in green tea could help protect against the development of prostate cancer among men with premalignant lesions.
A team of researchers recently published results of a randomized trial that assessed the safety and effectiveness of the active components in green tea to prevent prostate cancer development in men who have premalignant lesions.
Several chapters cover the specific application to benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions, including considerations of patient selection for successful surgery and comparison to other options.
The test is used to evaluate common white and red lesions to detect the presence of premalignant and early stage oral cancers.
Premalignant lesion is a morphologically changed tissue which has greater risk of malignant transformation in comparison with normal tissue.
Oral premalignant lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma are significant health problems influenced by different predisposing factors and genetic alterations .The clinical and histological features alone cannot accurately predict whether potentially premalignant lesions of the oral mucosa will remain stable regress or progress to malignancy.
Pathologists and imaging specialists from the US focus on malignant tumors and also cover inflammatory disorders, benign lesions, hyperplasias, and premalignant conditions, as well as the imager's perspective, the advantages and disadvantages of aspiration and core needle biopsy, and ancillary testing like hormonal and molecular markers.
Brenner found that radiation is highly effective at killing premalignant cells, not only in the quadrant of the breast where the primary tumor was located, but also in the other three quadrants, where premalignant cells are generally considered to be unrelated to the primary tumor.
The aims of this study are to correlate the colposcopic diagnosis to the actual histopathologic diagnosis, and to determine the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of acetowhitening in distinguishing premalignant and malignant lesions of the cervix.
This timing also functions as a tumor-protection mechanism, since the limited cellular life span prevents premalignant cells from accumulating the mutations they need to become cancerous.
In one example, they say that some premalignant conditions, like one that affects the breast called ductal carcinoma in situ -- which many doctors agree is not cancer -- should be renamed to exclude the word carcinoma.