Lung Cancer, Tumors and Metastases: Neoplasias

by Jeremy Brown, PhD

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    The lecture Lung Cancer, Tumors and Metastases: Neoplasias by Jeremy Brown, PhD is from the course Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology): Advanced. It contains the following chapters:

    • Lung Neoplasias
    • Lung cancer - pathogenesis
    • Lung cancer presentation
    • Local invasion and metastases
    • Distal metastases
    • Paraneoplastic syndromes
    • Differential diagnosis of suspected lung cancer
    • Investigation of suspected lung cancer
    • What is the histology - needs a biopsy
    • Lung cancer staging - TNM
    • Treatment of lung cancer - curable and incurable NSCLC
    • Treatment of lung cancer - SCLC
    • Mesothelioma
    • Less common lung tumours
    • Summary of lung oncology

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    1. Most people with lung cancer will survive 5 years.
    2. Lung cancer is commoner in the elderly.
    3. In the UK lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer.
    4. In the UK lng cancer kills more men than prostate and colonic cancer added together.
    1. Asthma
    2. COPD
    3. Radon gas exposure
    4. Exposure to asbestos
    1. 3 cm peripheral mass detected as an incidental finding on a chest x ray
    2. Metastatic spread to the pleura
    3. Blockage of a large airway causing lobar collapse
    4. Lymphangitis carcinomatosis
    1. Hypercalcaemia
    2. Hyponatraemia
    3. Raised plasma cortisol level
    4. Eaton-Lambert syndrome
    1. A histological diagnosis is not possible for the majority of patients with lung cancer.
    2. Lung cancer can be diagnosed by a CT guided biopsy of the adrenal gland.
    3. Sputum cytology is an insensitive test to diagnose a patient with lung cancer.
    4. Lung cancer is the commonest cause of presentation with a central nervous system space occupying lesion in patients over 65 years of age.
    1. Chemotherapy is a good curative treatment for non-small cell lung cancer.
    2. Most patients presenting with lung cancer have stage 3 or 4 disease.
    3. Surgery is the best option for curative treatment of localised lung cancer.
    4. Radiotherapy can be used in an attempt to cure lung cancer.
    1. Extra-thoracic malignancies only rarely cause pulmonary metastases.
    2. An exudate pleural effusion in someone with breast cancer is likely to be due to stage 4 incurable disease.
    3. Primary tumours of the pleura are rare unless the patient has been exposed to asbestos.
    4. Constant progressive unilateral chest pain is a common presentation of mesothelioma.

    Author of lecture Lung Cancer, Tumors and Metastases: Neoplasias

     Jeremy Brown, PhD

    Jeremy Brown, PhD

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