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Flashcards in Surgical oncology Deck (15):
1

What type of lung cancer is incurable?

Small cell lung cancer

2

What is the negative margin?

The size of the edge of the tumor, with the more negative, ther better

3

What is the negative margin for esophageal cancers?

5 cm

4

What is different between surgery for diverticulitis vs colon CA?

Need to go back to the lymph nodes for CA

5

What determines what part of a lymphoma is biopsied?

Whichever is most accessible

6

When is surgery as a primary treatment acceptable?

When the lesion is well localized

7

What are the three factors that should be considered when considering surgery as primary treatment?

Completely resectable
Staged
Patient can tolerate

8

What is the comorbidity with lung CA?

COPD

9

What are the four cancers that, in advanced stages, are treated with surgery as a second line treatment?

Esophageal
Rectal
Lung
Breast

10

When is surgery to palliate symptoms performed?

TO prevent bleeding, obstruction, perforations, or other sequelae of the CA

11

What is the gene that predisposed pts to breast CA?

BRCA

12

What is the lynch syndrome?

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13

What is Gardner syndrome?

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14

What is MEN?

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15

What is SVC syndrome?

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