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View in Spanish: Neoplasia intraepitelial cervical escamosa 3

Cervical squamous intraepithelial neoplasia 3 (SER-vih-kul SKWAY-mus IN-truh-eh-pih-THEE-lee-ul NEE-oh-PLAY-zhuh …)
Abnormal cells are found in the cervical epithelium (the innermost lining of the cervix). These abnormal cells may become cancer and spread into nearby normal tissue. Also called CIN 3 and stage 0 cervical carcinoma in situ.

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