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1

What cancers are associated with excess active vitamin D → hypercalcemia?

Hodgkin lymphoma
Some non-Hodgkin lymphomas

2

What cancer is associated with excess ACTH → Cushing syndrome?

Small cell lung carcinoma

3

Besides excess ACTH, what other hormone can be secreted by small cell lung cancer? What other neoplasms can secrete this hormone?

Small cell lung carcinoma and intracranial neoplasms can cause excess ADH → SIADH

4

What antibodies can be released from small cell lung carcinoma?

Antibodies against presynaptic Ca2+ channels at NMJ → Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

5

So to recap, what can all possibly be secreted by small cell lung carcinomas?

ACTH
ADH
Antibodies against presynaptic Ca2+ channels at NMJ

6

What cancers can cause polycythemia?

"P-otentially R-eally H-igh H-ematocrit"

Pheochromocytoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Hemangioblastoma

(leiomyoma and thymoma via first-aid)

7

What cancers can secrete PTHrP → hypercalcemia?

Squamous cell carcinoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Breast cancer

8

What four neoplasms should be considered when psammoma bodies are seen?

PSaMMoMa

P-apillary carcinoma of thyroid
S-erous papillary cystadenocarcinoma of ovary
M-alignant M-esothelioma
M-eningioma

9

What tumors metastasize to the liver?

"C-ancer S-ometimes P-enetrates B-enign L-iver"

C-olon
S-tomach
P-ancreatic
B-reast
L-ung

10

What tumors metastasize to the brain?

"L-ots of B-ad S-tuff K-ills G-lia"

L-ung
B-reast
S-kin (mesothelioma)
K-idney (RCC)
G-I tract (CRC)

11

What tumors metastasize to bone?

"P-ermanently R-elocated T-umors L-ike B-one"

P-rostate
R-CC
T-estes/T-hyroid
L-ung
B-reast