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A glossary of medical terms related to cervical cancer.

Acute
Medical definition of the term "acute".

Chronic
Medical definition of the term chronic.

Dysplasia
Medical definition of dysplasia, a condition that can affect the cervix

HGSIL
Definition of HGSIL, a categorization of an abnormal Pap smear result.

Ectocervix
Medical definition of ectocervix, part of the cervix found in the female resproductive system.

Cervical Os
Definition of cervical os, an anatomical medical term.

Colposcopy
Learn more about a colposcopy exam, a type of exam used in diagnosing cervical abnormalities.

Cervix
Medical definition of cervix, part of the reproductive system in the female body.

Alopecia
Learn more about alopecia that occurs during chemotherapy.

Cytotechnologist
Medical definition of cytotechnologist, a type of medical professional.

Oncologist
Medical definition of an oncologist, a specialist in the medical profession.

Endocervical Curettage
Medical definition of endocervical curettage, commonly known as an ECC in gynecology.

Speculum
Medical definition of speculum, a medical instrument used in women's health care.

Adjuvant Therapy
Medical definition of adjuvant therapy, a medical term used in oncology.

Pathologist
Medical definition of pathologist, a medical professional who is vital in cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Symptomatic
Medical definition of symptomatic, a term related to diseases and conditions.

Asymptomatic
Medical definition of asymptomatic, a term related to diseases and conditions.

ASCUS
Medical defintion of ASCUS, a type of abnormal Pap smear result.

Brachytherapy
Medical definition of brachytherapy, a treatment method for several kinds of cancer, including cervical cancer.

Foley Catheter
Medical definition of a foley catheter.

Neoadjuvant Therapy
Medical definition of neoadjuvant therapy in layman's terms.

Colposcope
Definition of colpscope, an instrument used during a colposcpy.

Vulva
Medical definition if 'vulva'.

Transformation Zone
Medical definition of 'trnaformation zone', a term that related to the cervix.

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