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precancerous

(esp of cells) displaying characteristics that may develop into cancer
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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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attitude of premalignant lesions may have a great impact on the early identification and prevention of SCC.
Lesions like leukoplakia erythroplakia oral erosive lichen planus and oral submucous fibrosis are common oral premalignant lesions and conditions.1 Oral squa- mous cell carcinoma is a tumor of squamous epithelium of the oral cavity.2 Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) may arise from premalignant lesions of the oral cavity or may develop denovo.3 Oral Erosive lichen planus (OLP) is a T-cell- mediated chronic inflammatory oral mucosal disease and may also involve the skin.
"So, we thought, why can't we treat the other breast with a moderate dose of radiation and kill any premalignant cells that could lead to second cancers?" Dr.
Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure done to detect any premalignant or malignant lesions in the cervix.
The impetus behind the call for change is a growing concern among doctors, scientists and patient advocates that hundreds of thousands of men and women are undergoing needless and sometimes disfiguring and harmful treatments for premalignant and cancerous lesions that are so slow growing they are unlikely to ever cause harm.
The symposium is designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers.
Erythroplasia of Queyrat is a premalignant condition that is treated with topical fluorouracil or surgical excision.
Other premalignant blood disorders include failure of bone marrow production.
More hysterectomies (27.4%) were performed for malignant and premalignant conditions than for any other single condition, whereas only 8.9% of post-hysterectomy samples from a nearby private pathology laboratory were premalignant or malignant.
Oral cancer is most commonly associated with clinically definable premalignant lesions and conditions.
Silvio Gutkind, chief of the oral and pharyngeal cancer branch of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health, and colleagues induced premalignant lesions in laboratory mice and studied the effect of metformin on the progression of these lesions to oral cancers.
Invasive OSCC is often preceded by the presence of clinically identifiable premalignant changes of the oral mucosa.