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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Cell transformation: Metaplasia represents transformation of cells from a normal to an abnormal state. It is felt that tumors begin in a field and normal appearing cells ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
May be abnormal cell: It is a term used by Pathologists to imply that your cells are somewhat deranged and not entirely normal. Sometimes this means that such cells can det ... Read More
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Dr. John Sand
Dr. John Sand answered
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benign change: This not a cancer or pre-cancer but a benign, that is inconsequential finding.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pathologist speak: This simply means that when the pathologist reviewed your pap smear it contained either normal cells from the inside of the cervical opening or cells ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fauzia Rana
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Close FU: Perhaps repeat in 6 months to make sure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
32 years experience Pathology
Adequate smear: If your smear reveal endocervical and squamous cells, it means your smear is satisfactory for evaluation, adequate to rule out human papilloma virus c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not much: Unless otherwise noted, these are benign cells in the endocervix that have undergone a change that's often related to HPV but is of no great consequen ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pathologist speak: This simply means that when the pathologist reviewed your pap smear it contained either normal cells from the inside of the cervical opening or cells ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not metaSTATIC: Don't let the word "metaplastic" scare you worse - that is a description of how the cells are growing/changing, and has nothing to do with "metastatic ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Metaplasia: Metaplasia is a non malignant change is an organ or tissue. For example, the esophagus if exposed to acid from the stomach can undergo intestinal met ... Read More

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