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1

Which type of cancer will present as a flesh or bluish/red coloured nodule on the face, head or neck?

Merkel cell carcinoma

2

Which skin condition is associated with horn cysts?

Seborrhoeic keratosis

3

What is seborrhoeic keratosis due to?

Benign proliferation of keratinocytes

4

Where is seborrhoeic keratosis most commonly found?

Ageing skin on face and trunk

5

Which virus is associated with squamous cell carcinoma?

HPV

6

Which type of basal cell carcinoma has prominent desmoplastic fibrous stroma?

Infiltrative

7

What are desmoplastic fibrous stroma?

Fibrous tissues which grow around the tumour

8

What is the term given to "a common precursor of squamous cell carcinoma found on sun exposed sites"?

Acitinic keratosis

9

Peripheral palisading is associated with which condition?

Basal cell carcinoma

10

Whar are peripheral palisades?

The pale space which separates the tumour from the inflammatory cells in basal cell carcinoma

11

Which conditions can be precursors for squamous cell carcinoma?

Actinic keratosis

Bowen's disease

Viral lesions

12

Which layer of the skin is affected  by benign seborrhoeic keratosis?

Epidermis

13

Which condition has three main subtypes (nodular, superficial and infiltrative)?

Basal cell carcinoma

14

Which skin condition can arise from an insect bite?

Dermatofibroma

15

What is the name given to squamous cell carcinoma in-situ?

Bowen's disease

16

In which sex does Bowen's disease most commonly affect?

Females

(on the lower leg)

17

What is the appearance of Bowen's disease?

Scaly patch or plaque with an irregular border

18

Which condition has a raised "stuck on" appearance and is entirely benign?

Benign seborrhoeic keratosis

19

In which area of the body is it most dangerous to have a basal cell carcinoma?

Near the eye

(can invade eye, an from there, the brain)