—Malignant cells that are present only in the outer layer of the cervix.
—A term used to categorize degrees of dysplasia arising in the epithelium, or outer layer, of the cervix.
—Abnormal changes in cells.
—The most common STD in the United States. Various types of HPV are known to cause cancer.
—Abnormal growth of cells, which may lead to a neoplasm, or tumor.
Squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL) —A term used to categorize the severity of abnormal changes arising in the squamous, or outermost, layer of the cervix.
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