Cancer Facts

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Cancer Facts
2010-06-10 21:56:01

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  1. Chronic lymphedema is a risk for the development of?
    Angiosarcoma. Found after Radical mastectomy with axiallary node dissection. Poor prognosis.
  2. Venous thrombosis is a frequent complication of?
    Chronic indwelling catheter.
  3. Metastatic breast cancer is most likely to travel to?
    Bone, liver, and lung tissue.
  4. Dry cough, dyspnea, and fever with parenchymal infiltrates on chest xray after a lung transplant are indicative of?
    Acute rejection
  5. Characteristic intranuclear inclusion surrounded by a clear halo (owl's eye inclusion) is indicative of?
    CMV infection. Most significant opportunistic infection in lung transplant recipients.
  6. What is the gene mutation sequence for colon adenocarcinomas?
    • APC - progression of normal mucosa to a small polyp
    • K-ras - increase the size of the polyps
    • p53 & DCC - malignant transformation from adenoma to carcinoma
  7. What is the most important factor for bone density differences?
    Genetic factors
  8. linitis plastica can be found in?
    • Signet-Ring carcinoma of the stomach
    • "leather-bottle stomach"
  9. Rugal thickening with acid hypersecretion can be found in patients with?
    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome
  10. Chronic atrophic gastritis increases the risk for?
    gastric carcinomas
  11. What nonselective irreversible alpha1 and alpha2 receptor antagonist is used to manage pheochromocytoma?
    phenoxybenzamine - irreversible
  12. what alpha adrenergic antagonist can be used in the management of catecholamine-induced hypertensive crises (pheochromocytoma, MAOI crisis, cocaine overdose)?
    Phentoalmine - reversible