Flashcards in Chapter 15: Lung Carcinoma Deck (13):
What % of lung carcinomas are NSCLC?
True or false: Primary lung cancer is the most common neoplasm seen in the lung.
False; metastasis from elsewhere is most common.
What is the most common type of lung cancer originating in the lung?
Bronchogenic lung cancer
Top cancer cause of death
True or false: Mortality in women from lung cancer exceeds that in breast + uterine + ovarian cancer.
What types of cancer make up NSCLC?
1) Squamous cell carcinoma (30%)
2) Adenocarcinoma (30%)
3) Large cell carcinoma (15%)
What is the prognosis for SLCLC?
Very poor prognosis; initially radiation and chemo sensitive
System for grading and staging lung cancer
Why is the prognosis of lung cancer generally poor?
It has usually metastasized before it is found (clinically silent)
How does primary lung cancer metastasize?
Both lymph and blood vessels
How is lung cancer treated?
1) Surgical resection of one or more lobes if possible
2) Radiation and/or chemotherapy
In which stages is lung cancer usually found?
Stage 3 (spread to outside lymph nodes) or 4 (distant metastasis)