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1

What are the 3 types of non-small cell carcinoma (NSCC)

  1. Adenocarcinoma
  2. Squamous cell
  3. Large Cell

 

 

2

Which 2 types of non-small cell carcinomas are found peripherally

1. Adenocarcinoma

2. Large cell 

3

Which sub-type of squamous cell carcinoma is found centrally

squamous cell carcinoma

4

Is small cell lung cancer found centrally or peripherally

CENTRALLY

5

What are characteristics of squamous cell carcinoma? 

CCCP

Centrally located

Cavitary lesions

hyperCalcemia

Pancoast syndrome

6

What is pancoast syndrome and in what type of lung cancer is it found in? 

PANCOAST SYNDROME: tumor at superior sulcus of lung (apex)

  1. shoulder pain
  2. Horner's syndrome (miosis, ptosis, anhydrosis)
  3. hand/arm muscle atrophy

 

 

7

Which cancers can be detected by sputum cytology? 

centrally located tumors

8

Describe characteristics of small cell "OAT CELL" carcinoma

SVC (superior vena cava) syndrome: this happens when the tumor blocks the superior vena cava

  1. dilated neck veins
  2. facial plethora
  3. prominent chest veins

SIADH/hyponatremia

Cushings

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

 

 

9

Which lung cancer will present with METS most likely? 

small cell "OAT CELL"

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