Precancerous conditions of the cervix and early cervical cancers are changes to cervical cells that develop into cancer. This condition is not referred to as cancer. However, if left untreated for an extended period, these abnormal changes may cause cervical cancer.
Usually, it develops in an area called the transformation zone where columnar cells get transformed into squamous cells. This process makes the cells more sensitive to the effect of the HPV.
Most women treated for precancerous cervical conditions have an excellent result. It is difficult to predict which one will become invasive cervical cancer, so specialists recommend to treat them as soon as they are being diagnosed.