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View in Spanish: Neoplasia intraepitelial cervical de grados 2 y 3

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 (SER-vih-kul IN-truh-eh-pih-THEE-lee-ul NEE-oh-play-zhuh …)
A condition in which abnormal cells grow on the thin layer of tissue that covers the cervix (the lower, narrow end of the uterus). These abnormal cells are not malignant (cancer) but may become cancer. Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3 has features of CIN 2 and CIN 3. Also called CIN 2/3.

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