Flashcards in Surgical Oncology Deck (18):
What is surgical oncology?
Surgical treatment of tumors
What is XRT?
What does "in situ" mean?
Not invading basement membrane
What does "benign" mean?
Nonmalignant tumor, that is, does not invade or metastasize
What does "malignant" mean?
Tumors with anaplasia that invade and metastasize
What is adjuvant Rx?
Treatment that aids or assists surgical treatment (e.g. chemo or XRT)
What is neoadjuvant Rx?
Chemo, XRT, or both before surgical resection
What is brachytherapy?
XRT applied directly or very close to the target tissue (e.g. implantable radioactive seeds)
What are metachronous tumors?
Tumors occurring at different times
What are synchronous tumors?
Tumors occurring at the same time
What is TMN staging?
Tumor size, Metastases (distant), Nodes
What tumor marker is associated with colon cancer?
What tumor marker is associated with hepatoma?
What tumor marker is associated with pancreatic carcinoma?
What is paraneoplastic syndrome?
Syndrome of dysfunction not directly associated with tumor mass or metastases (autoimmune or released substance)
What are the most common cancers in women?
What are the most common cancers in men?