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List of terms beginning with Ab
- Abnormal smear
Cervical smear test showing evidence of precursor lesions in the cervix. Women who have an abnormal smear need further tests and in some cases treatment to remove the abnormal cells. An abnormal smear result does not mean that you have cancer.
- Absolute risk
Likelihood of an event occurring in the population under study in a given time period.
- Absolute survival difference
An absolute survival difference is the numerical difference when one survival rate is taken away from another.