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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: NIC 1

A condition in which slightly abnormal cells grow on the thin layer of tissue that covers the cervix. These abnormal cells are not malignant (cancer) but may become cancer. Also called cervical squamous intraepithelial neoplasia 1.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.