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Flashcards in lung tumours + mesothelioma Deck (11):
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aetiology

smoking
occupation

2

what is mesothelioma

asbestos induced lung cancer

3

pathology

non small cell lung cancer
- squamous
- adeno
- LC

small cell lung cancer
- endocrine

4

symptoms

cough
haemoptysis
dyspnoea
chest pain
shoulder pain (pan coast tumour)
weight loss
SOB

5

mesothelioma symptoms

chest wall pain
dyspnoea

6

signs

cachexia
swollen face (SVC obstruction)
clubbing (NSCLC)
hoarse voice/stridor
dull percussion

7

mesothelioma signs

pleural effusion
clubbing
weight loss

8

tests

sputum
pleural aspiration
broncoscopy (biopsy)
FNA biopsy
CXR
CT
PET-CT
serum Ca++

9

tests mesothelioma

biopsy
thorascopy
pleurodesis
CXR
CT

10

management

NSCLC
- surgery/chemo+radiotherapy
- radical radiotherapy
- palliative chemo

SCLC
- normal chemo + cisplatin with concurrent radiotherapy
- no point in high dose chemo
- no surgery

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mesothelioma management

pneumonectomy
chemotherapy
surgery