Flashcards in MoD Session 11- Neoplasia 4 Deck (35)
What are the three most common cancers in children under 14?
Lymphoma, leukaemia and CNS tumours
What are the three best survival rates?
-testicular - 98%
-melanoma - 90%
-Breast - 87%
What are the three worst survival rates?
-oesophageal - 15%
-lung - 10%
-pancreatic - 3%
What is an individual's prognosis based upon? (6)
-tumour size and type
-general health status
-grading and staging
-availability of effective treatments
What is tumour staging?
A measure of the malignant neoplasms overall burden
What is the common method of staging and describe it.
T is a measure of the primary tumour size. T1-4
M is a measure of metastasis. M0 or M1
N is a measure of regional node metastasis. N0-N3
What are the four stages determined by TMN staging?
Stage 1- early local disease
Stage 2- advanced local disease
Stage 3- regional metastasis
Stage 4- advanced disease with distant metastasis.
What is Ann Arbor staging used for?
What are the four stages of Ann Arbor staging?
Stage 1- lymphoma in a single nodal region
Stage 2- lymphoma in 2 nodal regions on one side of the diaphragm
Stage 3- lymphoma on both sides of the diaphragm
Stage 4- disseminated involvement of 1 or more extra lymphatic organs.
What is dukes staging used for?
Staging colorectal carcinoma.
What are the four stages of dukes staging?
A. Invasion into but not through the bowel
B. Invasion through the bowel wall
C. Involvement of the lymph nodes
D. Distant metastasis
What is tumour grading?
The degree of differentiation of a neoplasm.
What is the difference between tumour staging and tumour grading?
Staging- how much of the tumour there is.
Grading- how differentiated the tumour is.
What are the four grades?
G1. Well differentiated
G2. Moderately differentiated
G3. Poorly differentiated
G4. Undifferentiated/ anaplastic.
What is the bloom Richardson grading system used for?
Grading Breast carcinoma.
What does the bloom Richardson grading system assess? (3)
Number of mitoses
What is tumour grading important for? (2)
Planning treatment and estimating prognosis
What is tumour staging important for?
What are the five broad treatments of cancer?
Tumour specific therapy
What is the intent of surgery in:
Early stage cancer
Early stage- cure
Advanced- palliative intent
What is adjuvant treatment?
Treatment given following surgical removal of a primary tumour to eliminate subclinical disease and prevent relapse.
What is neojuvant treatment?
Treatment given before surgical intervention in order to reduce the soze of the primary tumour.
What effect does radiotherapy have on cells?
Kills proliferating cells
How is radiotherapy given and why?
In fractionated doses.
To minimise damage to normal tissues.
Which cells does chemotherapy effect?
Why does chemotherapy have side effects?
Because it is non specific to cancerous cells
Give an example of a hormone therapy and what it does.
Tamoxifen acts on oestrogen receptors and competitively binds to them. Because oestrogen is a proliferator, by binding to their receptors, this prevents further tumour growth.
Give an example of a specific tumour therapy and what it does.
Herceptin acts on HER-2 signalling which is over-expressed in 1/4 Breast carcinomas.
What are tumour markers used for?
Small role in diagnosis. Mainly used for monitoring cancer burden.