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premalignant

 [pre″mah-lig´nant]
precancerous.
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pre·can·cer·ous

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

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

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

Precancerous, see there.
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pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

premalignant

Precancerous.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

pre·can·cer·ous

(prē-kan'sĕr-ŭs)
Pertaining to any lesion that is interpreted as precancer.
Synonym(s): premalignant.
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Therefore, the aim of this study is the assessment of the current knowledge, attitudes and performance of dentists about premalignant lesions.
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a life threatening health problem in all over the world especially in de- veloping countries.9 OSCC is the sixth most common cancer in the world10 but it is the second most common cancer in Pakistan.11 Oral cancer is usually diagnosed in the old age especially after 60 years but now there is an alarming increase in the incidence of oral cancer at earlier age.12 OSCC is staged on the basis of clinical appearance and graded on the basis of histopathological features.13 Various genes and proteins are involved in the pathogenesis of oral premalignant and OSCC which affects the proliferative and apoptotic pathways.
We also determined the sensitivity and specificity of acetowhitening in distinguishing premalignant and malignant lesions of the cervix.
Hence, Ki-67 can be employed to measure the growth fraction of normal tissues, as well as premalignant and malignant lesions.
Groups II, III: 20 patients were chosen to have potentially premalignant lesions; according to previous literature [19,28].
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These researchers ("Detection of human papillomavirus DNA in feline premalignant and invasive squamous cell carcinoma, Veterinary Dermatology, 2011) determined the prevalence of papillomavirus in cutaneous and non-cutaneous precancerous or cancerous lesions (SCCs) in 84 cats using virus genetic detection (PCR).
It predominantly occurs in adults older than 40 years, although younger adults and children can be affected.1-3 Although several cases of malignant transformation of OLP have been reported in the literature, controversy still exists about considering OLP as a premalignant lesion.
AK is a premalignant condition of thick, scaly or crusty patches of skin.
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.
This lesion may be associated with a benign, premalignant,or malignant lesion at its base.