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  • n. abnormality in a cell


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From New Latin atypia, from a- + typus + -ia.


  • The third factor was my having been diagnosed, as I mentioned, in September 2004 with hyperplasia with atypia, which is another breast disease that can increase the risk for breast cancer.

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  • Screening for abnormal cells (also called atypia) with HALO can help women and their doctors identify precancerous changes, closely monitor them and develop an optimal care path aimed at prevention.


  • After my first biopsy, I was diagnosed with a condition called hyperplasia with atypia, or a pre-pre-cancer.

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  • I decided to chronicle my experience of hyperplasia with atypia for viewers of The Early Show.

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  • But see, I really was - you know, I had been diagnosed in 2003 with hyperplasia atypia (ph), which is the stage right before breast cancer.

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  • I had ductal carcinoma in situ in the left breast and the right, just, atypia which are cells that you want to keep an eye on.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2006

  •  The term cellular atypia is sometimes used for the same purpose.

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  • Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas (IPMN) shows a wide spectrum of histological presentations, ranging from adenoma with mild atypia to adenocarcinoma.

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  • Furthermore, thousands of cells from a number of clinical specimens were examined, among them were squamous cell carcinoma, malignancy-associated changes including reactive atypia, and infection by the herpes simplex virus.

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  • There was always a series of little white flecks on the breast, later diagnosed as hyperplasia atypia.

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