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Performance status measurements for testicular cancer

Eastern Co-Op Oncology Group
Karnofsky system

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Why is combination cytotoxic therapy good?

Maximises tumour cell destruction
Minimises toxicity
Reduces resistance

3

Presentation of testicular cancer

Lump
Pain, swelling
<35 y/o

4

Tumour markers for testicular cancer

AFP + hCG

5

Management of testicular cancer

2 week USS
Chemo for germ cell tumours

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ECOG performance status

0-5
0 = fully active
1 = ambulatory + able to do light activities
2 = capable of self care but unable to do any activities, up and about >50% of the time
3 = capable of limited self care, confined to bed/ chair for >50% of time
4 = totally confined to bed/ chair, completely disabled
5 = dead

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Karnofsky performance status

100 = fully active
80 = normal activity with effort
60 = requires occasional assistance but able to do most
40 = requires special care + assistance
20 = very sick, hospitalisation needed
0 = dead