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epithelial cell abnormalties atypical aglandular cells nos. what does this mean from my pap?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Atypical Glandular cells: The cervix has two cell types- squamous, and glandular. Most abnormalities are in the squamous cells, and can often be seen with colposcopy. Glandular abnormalities are usually not visible with a magnifying lens at colposcopy, and so biopsies are needed to rule out cancers. Glandular cancers are related to HPV usually like the squamous ones, so HPV testing can also help.

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