A diagnosis of cervical dysplasia may be disturbing to women, but it’s not necessarily an indication of cancer. Dysplasia simply means abnormal growth in an organ or in cells, but a woman who is diagnosed with cervical dysplasia will want to keep an eye on it because this condition can later turn into cancer.
Cervical dysplasia, also called cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), is considered a pre-cancerous condition. The Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia looks at the causes, symptoms, and risk factors for cervical dysplasia.
The Women’s Health Channel takes a deeper look at symptoms, diagnosis, and staging of cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer.
The Mayo Clinic also has an overview of the subject.