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Smear report read endocervical transformation zone components present, no malignancy, endocervical cells clusters, plenty of superficial cells, sheets of acute and chronic inflammatory cells. Cancer?

my mom report says smear satisfactory for evaluation, endocervical transformation zone components present. negative for intraepithelial lesion/ malignancy . smear shows endocervical cells clusters, plenty of superficial cells admixed with few intermediate cells, parabasal cells and metaplastic squamous cells. sheets of acute and chronic inflammatory cells are seen in the background. it means what i want to know... my mother does not have cancer or not pl say
Asked On : Wed, 23 May 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Dear Teena,

Pap smear examination is a screening procedure. The most important thing for pap smears is to see whether there is any evidence of cancer or the initial findings which can later progress to cancers.

The cancer mostly originates in the transformation zone that is why the cells are important in analyzing the smears.

the report here says that your mother neither have any cancer nor any precursor lesions.

in this case, i would like to advise a repeat smear examination on yearly basis.

Dr. Ramesh
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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