Does ASC-h mean I have cancer?

Atypical Squamous Cells (ASC-H) ASC-H does not mean that you have cervical cancer. The words “atypical squamous cells” mean that some of your cervical cells looked abnormal.

What does ASCUS H mean?

What does ASC-H mean? ASC-H stands for atypical squamous cells, cannot rule out high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). This result means that your pathologist saw abnormal-looking squamous cells in your Pap test.

What percentage of ASC-H is cancer?

In this study, the authors determined the rate of significant underlying lesions among women with ASC-H cervical smears who had undergone immediate colposcopy, as well as its associated predictors. The rate of significant underlying lesions was 30.8%. The rate of invasive cancer was 4.5% and all were cervical cancer.

What can cause ASC-H?

What causes ASC-H? Causes of ASC-H include human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, inflammation of the cervix, postmenopausal status, prior radiation therapy, and inadvertent sampling of endometrial cells.

Which is worse ASC-H or LSIL?

Results: The rate of histological CIN2 or worse associated with LSIL/ ASC-H (45%) was between the rates of LSIL (10%) and HSIL (65%), but not significantly different from ASC-H (50%). However, LSIL/ ASC-H was more frequently associated with a definitive histological diagnosis of any CIN2 than ASC-H (30% vs. 8%).

Should I worry about atypical squamous cells?

Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance is the most common abnormal finding in a Pap test. It may be a sign of infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) or other types of infection, such as a yeast infection.

How do you treat ASCUS Pap?

Treatment choices include:

  1. Cone biopsy.
  2. Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), which uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal cervical cells.
  3. Cryotherapy, which destroys abnormal cervical cells by freezing them.
  4. Laser therapy, which uses a laser beam to destroy abnormal cervical cells.

Can you have ASCUS without HPV?

ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance) with negative HPV (human papilloma virus) test – because almost all cervical cancers and significant pre-cancers are caused by HPV, it is unlikely that the woman who is negative for HPV has a serious problem.

Which is worse ASC H or LSIL?

Is ASC-H common?

ASC-H is rare in our laboratory (0.2%). ASC-H cells are depicted in Illustration 2. For a diagnosis of ASC-H, the cytopathologist must first exclude moderate/severe cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or carcinoma in-situ (CIN3/HSIL).

How serious is ASC-H?

Conclusion: The diagnosis of ASC-H on Pap smear is associated with an appreciable risk of clinically significant disease. Patients with an ASC-H Pap smear result should undergo timely colposcopic and histologic assessment to rule out HSIL, AIS, and cervical cancer.