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View in Spanish: Neoplasia intraepitelial cervical escamosa 1

Cervical squamous intraepithelial neoplasia 1 (SER-vih-kul SKWAY-mus IN-truh-eh-pih-THEE-lee-ul NEE-oh-PLAY-zhuh )
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 CIN 1.

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