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Cervical dysplasia CIN 2. Colposcopy of the cervix (centre) with CIN 2 dysplasia. This is the second stage in the possible development of cervical cancer. The affected precancerous area is dark red & puffy and surrounded by a darkly stained area. The speculum (white) is holding back the vaginal walls. Dysplasia occurs when cell division of the cervical stratified squamous epithelium is disrupted by abnormal cell growth. There are 3 stages in cervical dysplasia, ranging from mild (CIN 1) to moderate (CIN 2) to severe (CIN 3). Treatment depends on the severity of the disease, but can involve removal of affected tissue by surgery.
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