precancerous lesion

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Related to precancerous lesion: actinic keratosis

pre·can·cer·ous le·sion

a noninvasive lesion with a predictable likelihood of becoming malignant; for example, actinic keratosis.
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Motalleb nezhad and colleagues (17) have studied the knowledge of general dentists about oral cancer examination; participants were asked some questions about the precancerous lesions too.
The newer data supporting its potential value in a primary screening role have begun to change clinical practice globally as well--with the main drivers being improved cost savings and patient safety by reducing the frequency of testing while simultaneously finding more precancerous lesions that can be treated.
A program can then estimate the probability that a newly acquired image contains precancerous lesions or cancer.
The candidate vaccine showed 68% vaccine efficacy against precancerous lesions (CIN2+) and 38% vaccine efficacy against abnormal Pap smears, regardless of the type of cancer-causing virus detected.
Unmarried women had a higher risk than married women of developing precancerous lesions or cancer; the elevation in risk was greater for those who were sexually active (hazard ratio, 3.
Intended for nurses and physicians working in developing countries, this guide explains the screening tests available for cervical cancer, diagnostic and treatment procedures for precancerous lesions, and the symptoms of and therapies for treating invasive cancer.
The majority of cervical cancers develop through a series of gradual, well-defined precancerous lesions.
Accordingly, it will contribute to the early diagnosis of lung cancer and precancerous lesions in the bronchi.
In clinical trials, it was the first to demonstrate 100% protection against persistent infection with both HPV 16 and HPV 18, and protection from related precancerous lesions.
In animals exposed to smoke, high doses of beta-carotene caused precancerous lesions, while low doses (like those in foods) seemed to curb lung damage.
In addition, these women were more likely to show signs of dysplasia and precancerous lesions.
In recent years, new forms of Pap tests and other new technologies have health care professionals excited about the ability to better diagnose precancerous lesions.