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1

Name the steps of the cancer patient pathway in order

1) Development of cancer
2) Presentation
3) investigation
4) Diagnosis
5) Treatment
6) Response assessment
7) Living with and beyond cancer
8) Relapse

2

In which steps of the cancer patient pathway do the MDT feature most heaviloy

Investigation and treatment

3

Name 5 preventable causes of cancer

Any from:
Tobacco
Obesity
Unhealthy diet w low fruit and veg
Lack of physical activity
Alcohol use
Urban air pollution
HPV infection (16)
Hepatitis
UV
Indoor smoke

4

Which 5 cancers most commonly cause death?

lung, liver, colorectal, stomach, breast

5

3 ways that patients with cancer present in primary care

Suspicious symptoms/ red flags
Screening
Incidental findings

6

What red flag symptoms may patients present with?

Weight loss
Lumps
Anaemia/ infections
Unexplained bleeding
Generally unwell

7

What does the Wilson Criteria assess?

The validity of offering a screening service

8

At what frequency is cervical cancer screened

3 yearly aged 25-49
5 yearly aged 50-64

9

At what frequency is breast cancer screened

50-70 3 yearly

10

At what age is screening for bowel cancer offered?

55

11

Why may patients not attend screening

Fear
Busy
Feel well
Prior negative experience
Language barriers
Previous bad experience

12

What is meant by an incidental finding

Found when investigating something else