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premalignant

 [pre″mah-lig´nant]
precancerous.

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs),
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant

premalignant

/pre·ma·lig·nant/ (pre″mah-lig´nant) precancerous.

premalignant

(prē′mə-lĭg′nənt)
adj.
Precancerous.

precancerous

adjective Referring to a lesion or process that has a high risk of becoming malignant with time.

premalignant

Precancerous, see there.

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.

premalignant

Precancerous.

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.

premalignant

precancerous.
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Premalignant disease was traditionally treated surgically.
attitude of premalignant lesions may have a great impact on the early identification and prevention of SCC.
So, we thought, why can't we treat the other breast with a moderate dose of radiation and kill any premalignant cells that could lead to second cancers?
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.
The symposium is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.
Other premalignant blood disorders include failure of bone marrow production.
4%) were performed for malignant and premalignant conditions than for any other single condition, whereas only 8.
Invasive OSCC is often preceded by the presence of clinically identifiable premalignant changes of the oral mucosa.
This raises the question whether in premalignant and malignant cystic pancreatic lesions also a positive therapeutic benefit could be reached.
Squamous cell cervical cancer follows a predictable course from initial exposure to the Human papillomavirus (HPV), its primary cause, to premalignant cellular changes, and then to cancer.
It can be concluded that the study proved the presence of Tregs in cervical lesions and their possible role in the progression of premalignant lesions to malignant lesions.