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View in Spanish: Carcinoma de cuello uterino in situ, estadio 0

Stage 0 cervical carcinoma in situ ( SER-vih-kul KAR-sih-NOH-muh in SY-too)
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 cervical squamous intraepithelial neoplasia 3 and CIN 3.

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