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pre·can·cer·ous

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

precancerous

/pre·can·cer·ous/ (-kan´ser-us) pertaining to a pathologic process that tends to become malignant.

precancerous

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

precancerous

[-kan′sərəs]
Etymology: L, prae + cancer, crab
pertaining to a stage of abnormal tissue growth that is likely to develop into a malignant tumor.

precancerous

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

pre·can·cer·ous

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

precancerous

Any condition tending to proceed to cancer, to be associated with the development of cancer, or to carry a significant risk of CANCER.

pre·can·cer·ous

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

precancerous,

adj a stage of abnormal tissue growth that is likely or predisposed to develop into a malignant tumor.
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Out of these, 10 cases were diagnosed to have squamous cell carcinoma, 3 cases were pre-malignant lesions (leukoplakia], 4 cases were oral submucous fibrosis, 2 cases were lichen planus, 2 cases were pemphigus vulgaris and 9 cases were aphthous ulcers.
McCarroll's team conducted follow-up analyses on tumor samples from two patients who had progressed from this pre-malignant state to cancer.
Although most 'tumours' will be benign and need simple monitoring or removal, a small amount may prove to be malignant or pre-malignant.
Professor Kenneth Parkinson, of Queen Mary, University of London, said: "We found the omega-3 fatty acid selectively inhibited the growth of the malig-nant and pre-malignant cells at doses which did not affect the normal cells.
Among the topics are the endoscopic resection and dissection of early squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, detecting pre-malignant and malignant gastric lesions, capsule endoscopy and deep enteroscopy to image small bowel neoplasms, endoscopic therapy for ampullary and pancreatic neoplasms, and the endoscopic resection of advanced mucosal neoplasia and early cancer in the colon.
Pre-malignant conditions like oral leukoplakia, cervical dysplasia and xeroderma pigmentosum have been treated in chemopreventive trials with 13-cis-RA(Retinoic Acid).
Curcumin decrease cycloxygenase 2 expression and decreases serum leptin levels and thereby attenuates the risk of developing pre-malignant lesions in colon tissue (Kubota et al.
A total of 1039 patients were enrolled in the study according to their pre-malignant potential: one group had confirmed adenomas while the other had normal colonoscopy findings.
1) Furthermore, the emphasis of oral medicine training is very much on the early detection of pre-malignant lesions (white, red and combined white/red lesions) and subsequent referral for further appropriate evaluation and management.
If you have this for 20 years or more you may develop changes in the lining of the oesophagus which are pre-malignant.