Flashcards in Surgical oncology Deck (15):
What type of lung cancer is incurable?
Small cell lung cancer
What is the negative margin?
The size of the edge of the tumor, with the more negative, ther better
What is the negative margin for esophageal cancers?
What is different between surgery for diverticulitis vs colon CA?
Need to go back to the lymph nodes for CA
What determines what part of a lymphoma is biopsied?
Whichever is most accessible
When is surgery as a primary treatment acceptable?
When the lesion is well localized
What are the three factors that should be considered when considering surgery as primary treatment?
Patient can tolerate
What is the comorbidity with lung CA?
What are the four cancers that, in advanced stages, are treated with surgery as a second line treatment?
When is surgery to palliate symptoms performed?
TO prevent bleeding, obstruction, perforations, or other sequelae of the CA
What is the gene that predisposed pts to breast CA?
What is the lynch syndrome?
What is Gardner syndrome?
What is MEN?