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precancerous

(esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer

precancerous

[prē′kan·sə·rəs]
(pathology)
Pertaining to any pathological condition of a tissue which is likely to develop into cancer.
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Premalignant conditions of the uterus and cervix and endometrial adenocarcinomas occur far more frequently in the population than sarcomas, and we may be increasing risks by morcellating unsuspected cancers of any type.
Background: Oral submucous fibrosis is a premalignant condition in Indian and South-East Asia.
AK is a premalignant condition of thick, scaly or crusty patches of skin.
"These findings suggest also that the early stages of chronic inflammation might be considered a premalignant condition."
Pill Cam ESO can evaluate patients with gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) for Barrett's esophagus, a premalignant condition.
Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition caused by chronic reflux.
The initial diagnosis: Barrett's Esophagus with a high- grade dysplasia, a premalignant condition! The doctor described what I had as cancer in situ, in effect a carcinoma that has not yet begun to spread but is likely to do so.
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a chronic debilitating and premalignant condition of oral cavity characterized by juxta-epithelial inflammatory reaction and progressive fibrosis of submucosal tissues leading to stiffness of buccal mucosa and perioral region leading to limited mouth opening.1 It is an irreversible disease with significant morbidity and increased potential for malignant transformation.2 The malignant potential of the disease was first identified by Paymaster, who observed slowly growing squamous cell carcinoma in one third of a cohort of Indian patients.
More importantly, histological examination revealed no koilocyte or evidence of cellular dysplasia, thereby excluding viral wart or any premalignant condition. In fact it is the histological observation of a benign looking epidermal proliferation that prompted us to the diagnosis of seborrhoeic keratosis.
Barrett's oesophagus is a premalignant condition caused by repeated reflux of gastric contents into the oesophagus.
However, the beta carotene strategy didn't pay off: 16 of the 29 persons taking beta carotene (55 percent) experienced a steady advance of their premalignant condition.
Stage 4 (S4): OSF with another premalignant condition or oral carcinoma.