What are the 3 types of non-small cell carcinoma (NSCC)
- Squamous cell
- Large Cell
Which 2 types of non-small cell carcinomas are found peripherally?
2. Large cell
Which sub-type of squamous cell carcinoma is found centrally?
squamous cell carcinoma
Is small cell lung cancer found centrally or peripherally?
What are characteristics of squamous cell carcinoma?
What is pancoast syndrome and in what type of lung cancer is it found in?
PANCOAST SYNDROME: tumor at superior sulcus of lung (apex)
- shoulder pain
- Horner's syndrome (miosis, ptosis, anhydrosis)
- hand/arm muscle atrophy
Which cancers can be detected by sputum cytology?
centrally located tumors
Describe characteristics of small cell "OAT CELL" carcinoma
SVC (superior vena cava) syndrome: this happens when the tumor blocks the superior vena cava
- dilated neck veins
- facial plethora
- prominent chest veins
Lambort Eaton Syndrome: anti-bodies against Ca2+ gated channels causes a weakness similar to myasthenia gravis except:
weakness improves w/continued use unlike in Myasthenia Gravis
Which lung cancer will present with METS most likely?
small cell "OAT CELL"