Lung Cancer: Disease, Diagnosis And Treatment

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the most common type of lung cancer?
    • A. 

      Large cell carcinoma

    • B. 

      Oat cell carcinoma

    • C. 

      Adenocarcinoma

    • D. 

      Small cell undifferentiated carcinoma

    • E. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

  • 2. 
    Which lung cancer is characterized by cells that grow and metastasize more rapidly than cells involved in other types of lung cancer?
    • A. 

      Adenocarcinoma

    • B. 

      NSCLC

    • C. 

      SCLC

    • D. 

      Secondary lung cancer

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 3. 
    Which type of lung cancer is known to originate in the bronchial tubes and the bronchial epithelium?
    • A. 

      Adenocarcinoma

    • B. 

      Large cell lung cancer

    • C. 

      Secondary lung cancer

    • D. 

      Squamous cell carcinoma

    • E. 

      Small cell undifferentiated carcinoma

  • 4. 
    Which cancer has the lowest 5-year survival rate?
    • A. 

      Breast cancer

    • B. 

      Lung cancer

    • C. 

      Colon cancer

  • 5. 
    How is NSCLC in Stage 0 usually treated?
    • A. 

      Brachytherapy

    • B. 

      Surgery

    • C. 

      Chemotherapy

    • D. 

      Chemotherapy and radiation therapy

    • E. 

      Radiation therapy

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements is true regarding PET imaging?
    • A. 

      It does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation

    • B. 

      It images physiology rather than anatomy

    • C. 

      It has a higher sensitivity and specificity in evaluating mediastinal masses than CT

    • D. 

      A & C

    • E. 

      B & C

  • 7. 
    What is the main factor influencing the prognosis/survival rate of a patient diagnosed with lung cancer?
    • A. 

      Location of primary lung nodule in lung

    • B. 

      Proximity of primary nodule to other organs

    • C. 

      Stage of lung cancer at the time of diagnosis

    • D. 

      Patient's age

    • E. 

      Patient's family history

  • 8. 
    What piece of information collected in a recent study on lung cancer biomarkers shows promise in lung cancer screening? 
    • A. 

      An abnormal structure of miRNA is the first biomarker that has been discovered to be linked to lung cancer

    • B. 

      MiRNA only exists in patients with lung cancer

    • C. 

      An abnormal structure of miRNA was found in lung cancer patients before nodules were visualized in CT imaging

    • D. 

      The presence of abnormal miRNA can indicate lung cancer has metastasized into the bone

  • 9. 
    What element do chemotherapy agents ciplatin and carboplatin contain that acts on cancer cells by leading to apoptosis?
    • A. 

      Zinc

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Platinum

    • D. 

      Aluminum

    • E. 

      Phosphate

  • 10. 
    It is rare for SCLC to be diagnosed ________________ .
    • A. 

      Before the age of 70

    • B. 

      In limited stage

    • C. 

      In extensive stage

    • D. 

      In men

    • E. 

      Using chest x-ray

  • 11. 
    In which procedure is a radioisotope and phosphate analogue used to assess the occurrence of bone metastasis?
    • A. 

      PET

    • B. 

      PET/CT

    • C. 

      CT

    • D. 

      Nuclear bone scan

    • E. 

      MRI

  • 12. 
    Elevated levels of ____________ found in a blood test could indicate bone metastasis.
    • A. 

      Micro RNA

    • B. 

      Alanine aminotransferase

    • C. 

      Alkaline phosphatase

    • D. 

      Calcium

    • E. 

      B & C

    • F. 

      C & D

  • 13. 
    What type of lung cancer is staged using LS and ES classifications? 
    • A. 

      NSCLC

    • B. 

      SCLC

    • C. 

      Adenocarcinoma

    • D. 

      A & B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Which procedure involves the removal of a lung?
    • A. 

      Lobectomy

    • B. 

      Wedge resection

    • C. 

      Pneumonectomy

    • D. 

      Lymph node removal

    • E. 

      Brachytherapy

  • 15. 
    In which NSCLC stage is the disease limited to only the lung tissue and has no lymph node involvement?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      I

    • C. 

      II

    • D. 

      III

    • E. 

      IV

  • 16. 
    In which NSCLC stage has the disease metastasized to distant organs and tissues, such as the brain and bones?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      I

    • C. 

      II

    • D. 

      III

    • E. 

      IV

  • 17. 
    What is most commonly the main treatment regime for SCLC?
    • A. 

      Internal beam radiation therapy

    • B. 

      Chemotherapy

    • C. 

      External beam radiation

    • D. 

      Lobectomy

    • E. 

      Pneumonectomy

  • 18. 
    In regards to treatment regimes, what does it mean for a treatment to be systemic?
    • A. 

      It targets malignancy in a specific part of the body

    • B. 

      It is used in addition to other treatments

    • C. 

      The treatment is given over a duration of time in specific cycles

    • D. 

      The treatment targets malignancy throughout the entire body

    • E. 

      Patients can develop resistance to the treatment over time

  • 19. 
    Which of the following treatment regimes is considered systemic? 
    • A. 

      Chemotherapy

    • B. 

      External beam radiation therapy

    • C. 

      Surgery

    • D. 

      Internal beam radiation therapy

  • 20. 
    Most noticeable symptoms of lung cancer _________________ .
    • A. 

      Occur as respiratory symptoms

    • B. 

      Are usually ignored by patients

    • C. 

      Do not present themselves until after metastasis occur

    • D. 

      Present themselves more often in SCLC than NSCLC