from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a condition that typically precedes or develops into a cancer: a precancerous growth.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to growth that is likely to develop into cancer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Prior to the occurrence of cancer.
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- adj. of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
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Know Your ABCDE's Ronald Moy, a Beverly Hills, Calif., dermatologist and president of the American Academy of Dermatology, says skin cancers and precancerous conditions are often caught when patients come in for cosmetic procedures.
Leukoplakia, a precancerous condition characterized by white patches in the mouth, has been linked directly to oral use of tobacco; it occurs in more than half of all users in the first three years of use.
Randomized trials of high dose folate supplementation were performed in individuals with a history of precancerous polyps of the colon.
Along with an invasive cancer, there will also be ductal carcinoma in situ DCIS, which are the precancerous cells that are still contained in the ducts.
It's very slow-growing and screening finds precancerous cells and allows early treatment.
• Excisional treatments for detected precancerous lesions cause preterm deliveries in subsequent pregnancies, with concomitant low birth weight infants (which puts the infant at risk for life).
Patients under 60 years of age with diverticulosis were significantly more likely to have benign, precancerous and advanced cancerous polyps than patients without diverticulosis, the study found.
Her team is looking into potential therapeutic openings by which they might instigate super contact inhibition in other settings - say, in precancerous tissue of humans to stop the disease process in its tracks.
It might be that women who have mammograms between 40 and 49 have other risk factors for a diagnosis such as radiation exposure at a young age or a lump that they are worried about or a previous diagnosis of a precancerous lesion that needs to be monitored.