Flashcards in Cancer Of Unknown Primary Deck (11):
What proportion of cancers have an unknown primary?
10% following standard investigations
3% following thorough investigations
What cancers commonly metastasise to the liver?
Colon, lung, breast
What cancers commonly metastasise to the lung?
Breast, lung, kidney
What cancers commonly metastasise to the brain?
What cancers commonly metastasise to the bone
What cancers commonly metastasise to the peritoneum?
Which cancers metastasise to the following lymph nodes: high cervical, supraclavicular, axillary, inguinal?
High cervical- H+N, thyroid, lung
Supraclavicular- H+N, lung, breast, GI
Axillary- breast, lung, melanoma
Inguinal- ovary, prostate, anorectal
What histology do most cancers of unknown primary demonstrate?
Adenocarcinoma- often from GI, breast, ovary, lung
What cancers cause cancer of unknown primary with a squamous cell histology?
Lung, head and neck
What is the management of cancer of unknown origin?
Epirubicin and cisplatin to cover most chemo responsive tumours
5fu for GI tumours
Radiotherapy for palliation/ Debulking