Pathology Flash Cards-1

Pancoast tumors

Pancoast tumors
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Apical lung cancers in the superior pulmonary sulcus tend to invade the neural structures
Severe pain in the distribution of the ulnar nerve
Horner syndrome (enophthalmos, ptosis, miosis, and anhidrosis) on the same side as the lesion

Which is the most frequent malignancy in individuals exposed to asbestos

Which is the most frequent malignancy in individuals exposed to asbestos
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Lung cancer

Commonest type of carcinoma lungs

Commonest type of carcinoma lungs
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Adenocarcinoma ------ Adenocarcinoma (38%)
• Squamous cell carcinoma (20%)
• Small cell carcinoma (14%)
• Large cell carcinoma (3%)
• Other (25%)

Which type of lung carcinoma shows the strongest association with smoking?

Which type of lung carcinoma shows the strongest association with smoking?
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Small cell carcinoma shows the strongest association with smoking

Most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide

Most common cause of cancer mortality worldwide
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Lung cancer

Lung Cancer in Never Smokers.

Lung Cancer in Never Smokers.
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The WHO estimates that 25% of lung cancer worldwide occurs in never smokers

Which type of peripheral neuropathy occurs in carcinoma lungs?

Which type of peripheral neuropathy occurs in carcinoma lungs?
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peripheral neuropathy - usually purely sensory

Carcinoma lungs in women and nonsmokers

Carcinoma lungs in women and nonsmokers
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women and nonsmokers - adenocarcinomas are the most common cancers

Lung cancers % in active smokers or those who stopped recently

Lung cancers % in active smokers or those who stopped recently
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80% of lung cancers occur in active smokers or those who stopped recently

Most frequently diagnosed major cancer in the world

Most frequently diagnosed major cancer in the world
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Lung cancer

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