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  • AGUS

    AGUS (Atypical Glandular Cells of Undetermined Significance) or atypical glandular cells of undetermined signficance, means that abnormal changes were found in the cells of the cervix or the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium) during your screening test. Other terms used to report this finding include

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  • ASCUS

    ASCUS (Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance) is a term used in cervical cytology, which is the examination of cells from the cervix under a microscope to detect abnormalities. It is a result that can be obtained from a Pap smear or cervical cytology test. ASCUS indicates the presence

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  • Abnormal Cervical Screening

    When a patient sees her doctor for cervical cancer screening, the doctor may perform a Pap smear or an HPV test or both tests to screen her for changes that may develop into precancer or cancer of the cervix. Women should have routine cervical cancer screenings even if they have no symptoms because these

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  • High Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion

    HSIL, or high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, is an abnormal Pap smear finding that indicates serious changes in the cells possibly linked to precancer or cancer of the cervix. Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational and information purposes only and is not

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  • Low Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion

    LSIL, or low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion, is an abnormal Pap smear finding that indicates mildly abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. In the majority of cases, LSIL will resolve over time without treatment. However, in some patients, this mild abnormality can progress to cancer and

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  • Mild Cervical Dysplasia (CIN I)

    Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia I (CIN I) is mild dysplasia of the squamous cells of the cervix. It is caused by HPV infection and it often resolves on its own. While higher grade dysplasia usually requires treatment, mild dysplasia can be monitored with repeat pap smear and HPV testing in most cases. Disclaimer:

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  • Moderate Cervical Dysplasia (CIN II)

    Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia II (CIN II) is moderate dysplasia of the squamous cells of the cervix. It is caused by HPV infection is considered a high grade lesion that requires treatment, although for certain situations like pregnancy or women ages 21 to 24, colposcopy with Pap smear/HPV testing

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  • Severe Cervical Dysplasia (CIN III)

    CIN III is severe dysplasia of the squamous cells of the cervix. Another name for CIN III is carcinoma in situ or CIS and is a precursor to invasive cancer. It is caused by HPV infection and is considered a high grade lesion that requires treatment. Disclaimer: The information on this website is

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