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What's the difference between metaplasia and dysplasia?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
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In brief: Benign vs precancer

Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area.
It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is usually done. Dysplasia, on the other hand, is a pre-cancerous change. Dysplasia can be mild or severe and usually requires surveillance or treatment. I hope that helps.

In brief: Benign vs precancer

Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area.
It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is usually done. Dysplasia, on the other hand, is a pre-cancerous change. Dysplasia can be mild or severe and usually requires surveillance or treatment. I hope that helps.
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