A quick guide to cervical cancer docspeak is at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK66106/.

Includes a chart explaining the alphabet soup of acronyms and abbreviations. You might need this to understand most of the postings in this category!

Abbreviation/Acronym Phrase, term, name of instrument
AGC Atypical glandular cells (specify endocervical or not otherwise specified [NOS])
AGUS Atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance
ACIS Endocervical adenocarcinoma in situ
ASC-H Atypical squamous cells – cannot exclude HSIL
ASC-US Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance
CC Conventional cytology
CI Confidence interval
CIN Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
CIS Carcinoma in situ
CKC Cold knife conization
CSQ Cervical Screening Questionnaire
DR Detection rate
ECC Endocervical curettage
GHQW-12 General Health Questionnaire
HC2 Digene Hybrid Capture 2 high-risk HPV DNA test
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HPV Human papillomavirus
HR Hazard ratio
hrHPV High-risk human papillomavirus
HSIL High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion encompassing: moderate and severe dysplasia, CIN2, CIN3, and carcinoma in situ
ICC Invasive cervical cancer
IQR Interquartile range
LBC Liquid-based cytology
LEEP Loop electrosurgical excision procedure
LSIL Low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion encompassing: human papillomavirus/ mild dysplasia/CIN1
OR Odds ratio
PCR Polymerase chain reaction
PEAPS-Q Psychosocial Effects of Abnormal Pap Smear Questionnaire
PPV Positive predictive value
RCT Randomized controlled trial
RFPP Relative false positive proportion
RLU Relative light unit
RR Relative risk
SCC Squamous cell carcinoma
SD Standard deviation
SE Standard error
SONE Strips of neoplastic endocervix
S-STAI-6 Short form of Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
STI Sexually transmitted infection
VIA Visual inspection with acetic acid