Flashcards in 6.4 Investigating disseminated malignancy Deck (13):
What are the routes of spread?
Seeding of body cavities and surfaces
What is the tumour marker of adenocarcinoma?
CEA - carcinoembryonic antigen
What is the tumour marker of hepatocellular carcinoma and germ cell tumours?
AFP - alpha-fetoprotein
What is the tumour marker of epithelial ovarian cancer?
CA 125 - cancer antigen 125
What is the tumour marker of prostatic adenocarcinoma?
PSA - prostate specific antigen
What is the tumour marker of pancreatic cancer?
What can you do from FNA, core and excision biopsy
Core and excision: histology
What stains can you do to classify tumours?
Cytokeratin - epithelial
Vimentin - mesenchymal
Leucocyte common antigen - lymphoid
S100 - melanocytes
What stains all epithelial cells?
lung, breast, endometrium, ovary
CK7 and 20+