Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3

What is Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3?

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 meaning Abnormal cells are found on the surface of the cervix. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 is usually caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) and is found when a cervical biopsy is done. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 has features of CIN 2 and CIN 3. It is not cancer, but may become cancer and spread to nearby normal tissue if not treated. Treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 may include cryotherapy, laser therapy, loop electrosurgical procedure (LEEP), or cone biopsy to remove or destroy the abnormal tissue.For additional information, see http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/patient

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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