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Pathophys 2nd Exam

Dr. A's Pathophysiology 2nd Exam

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What is neoplasia? New growth (any new growth) that usually refer to solid new growth.
What is neoplasm? mass/tumor
What is a benign neoplasm? A neoplasm that cannot invade
What is malignant neoplasm/cancer? A neoplasm that can invade. Extends into tissues it shouldn't. Crossing over basement membrane, 100% dysplastic
What is differentiation in neoplasia? Degree of resemblance of a tissue to the tissue of origin.
What is a well-differentiated neoplasm? A neoplasm that looks like the tissue of origin.
What is a poorly-differentiated neoplasm? A neoplasm that does not resemble the tissue of origin.
What is an undifferentiated/anaplastic neoplasm? A neoplasm that has no resemblance to any tissue -> tissue won't be able to do what it's supposed to do.
Would a patient with a well-differentiated or one with a anaplastic neoplasia be more likely to survive longer? Well-differentiated are more likely to survive longer.
What is cellular pleomorphism and/or tumor giant cells? Both cellular and nuclear, pleomorphism is more parts of chromosomes or new ones
What is hyperchromatism of nuclei? Dark nuclei b/c they are dividing.
What are 7 terms used to define cells in anaplasia? Cellular pleomorphis/tumor giant cells Hyperchromatism of nuclei Prominent nucleolus Frequency of mitosis Presence of giant and bizarre appearing nuclei (nuclear pleomorphism) Disorientation of cells/loss of architecture Metastasis
What is parenchyma? The proliferating neoplastic cells (by which the tumor is named).
Qhat is Supportive stroma? fibrous connective tissue and blood vessels allowing the neoplasm to persist.
If stromal component is minimal the neoplasm will be _____ and ______. soft and fleshy
What is it called if there is an abundance of stroma neoplasm that is dense and hard? Desmoplasia
What 4 types of cells have a normal turnover? Respiratory epithelium GI linings Genito-urinary tract Mammary gland
What are 9 categories of tissue that have normal turnover of cells? Epithelial linings Glandular linings Skin Ovary and testis Bone Marrow Myoblasts Fetal tissues Organ hyperplasia Wound healing
A non-glandular benign neoplasm is called what? Epithelioma or papilloma
What is a malignant non-glandular neoplasm called? Carcinoma
What is a glandular benign neoplasm called? adenoma
What is a malignant glandular neoplasm called? Adenocarcinoma
Epithelial neoplasias account for _____ of all neoplasias. 85%
What is carcinoma? A malignant non-glandular neoplasia of epithelial origin.
What is a epithelioma or papilloma? A benign non-glandular neoplasia of epithelial origin.
What is an adenocarcinoma? A malignant gladular neoplasm of epithelial origin.
What is an adenoma? A benign glandular neoplasm of epithelial origin.
What do we call a benign fibrous tissue neoplasia? Fibroma
What do we call a malignant fibrous tissue neoplasia? Fibrosarcoma
What do we call a benign fat neoplasia? Lipoma
What do we call a malignant fat neoplasia? Liposarcoma
What do we call a benign vascular tissue neoplasia? Angioma
What do we call a malignant vascular tissue neoplasia? Angiosarcoma
What to we call a benign smooth muscle neoplasia? Leiomyoma
What do we call a malignant smooth muscle neoplasia? Leiomyosarcoma
What do we call a benign striated muscle neoplasia? Rhabdomyoma
What do we call a malignant striated muscle neoplasia? Rhabdomyosarcoma
What do we call a benign bone neoplasia? Osteoma
What do we call a malignant bone neoplasia? Osteosarcoma
What do we call a benign cartilage neoplasia? Chondroma
What do we call a malignant cartilage neoplasia? Chondrosarcoma
Mesenchymal neoplasias account for ____ of all neoplasias. 15%
What is a fibrosarcoma? A malignant fibrous tissue neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a fibroma? A benign fibrous tissue neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a liposarcoma? A malignant fat neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a lipoma? A benign fat neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is an angiosarcoma? A malignant vascular tissue neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is an angioma? A benign vascular tissue neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a leiomyosarcoma? A malignant smooth muscle neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a leiomyoma? A benign smooth muscle neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a rhabdomyosarcoma? A malignant striated muscle neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a rhabdomyoma? A benign striated muscle neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is an osteosarcoma? A malignant bone neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is an osteoma? A benign bone neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a chondrosarcoma? A malignant cartilage neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What is a chondroma? A benign cartilage neoplasia of mesenchymal origin.
What do we call a benign neoplasia of lymphoid tissue and lymphocytes? Infectious mononucleosis and other lymphoproliferative diseases.
What do we call a malignant neoplasia of lymphoid tissue and lymphocytes? Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma) Lymphocytic leukemia (B and T cell leukemias) Reticular cell sarcoma Hodgkin Disease
What do we call a benign neoplasia of the thymus? Thymoma
What do we call a malignant neoplasia of the thymus? Thymoma
What do we call a benign neoplasia of granulocytes? Granulocytosis
What do we call a malignant neoplasia of granulocytes? Myelogenous leukemia (Granulocytic leukemia)
What do we call a malignant neoplasia of plasma cells? Multiple myeloma
What do we call a benign neoplasia of erythrocytes? Polycythemia vera
What do we call a malignant neoplasia of erythrocytes? Erythroleukemia
Hematopoietic neoplasias represent around _____ of all cancers in humans. 0.5%
What is a lymphoma (lymphosarcoma) Lymphocytic leukemia (B and T cell leukemias) Reticular cell sarcoma and Hodgkin Disease A malignant lymphoid tissue and lymphocyte neoplasia.
What is an infectious mononucleosis and other lymphoproliferative diseases? A benign lymphoid tissue and lymphocyte neoplasia.
What is a Thymoma? It can mean both benign and malignant neoplasia of the thymus.
What is myelogenous leukemia (granulocytic leukemia)? A malignant granulocyte neoplasia.
What is granulocytosis? A benign neoplasm of granulocytes.
What is multiple myeloma? A malignant neoplasm of plasma cells.
What is erythroleukemia? A malignant neoplasm of erythrocytes.
What is polycythemia vera? A benign neoplasm of erythrocytes.
What do we call a benign neoplasm of brain glial cells? Astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma
What do we call a malignant neoplasm of brain glial cells? Glioblastoma multiforme
What do we call a benign neoplasm of the meninges? Meningioma
What do we call a malignant neoplasm of the meninges? Meningeal sarcoma
What do we call a benign neoplasm of neurons? Ganglioneuroma
What do we call a malignant neoplasm of neurons? Neuroblastoma
What do we call a benign neoplasm of the adrenal medulla? Pheochromocytoma
What do we call a malignant neoplasm of the adrenal medulla? Pheochromocytoma
What do we call a malignant neoplasm of the retina? Retinoblastoma
What is a retinoblastoma? A malignant retina neoplasm.
What is a pheochromocytoma? It can be a benign or malignant neoplasia of the adrenal medulla; would state benign or malignant
What is a neuroblastoma? A malignant neoplasia of neurons.
What is a ganglioneuroma? A benign neoplasia of neurons.
What is a meningeal sarcoma? A malignant neoplasm of the meninges.
What is a meningioma? A benign neoplasm of the meninges.
What is a Glioblastoma multiforme? A malignant neoplasm of brain glial cells.
What is a Astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma. A benign neoplasm of brain glial cells.
The term melanoma is always __________ malignant.
What is seminoma? Malignant testicular cancer
Lymphoma is always __________ malignant.
What is a dermoid cyst/teratoma when it is called mature or immature? A mixed histogenetic originated neoplasia. Mature is benign, immature is malignant.
Leukemia is always _________ malignant.
What are 7 characteristics of benign neoplasms? Generally encapsulated Non-invasive Highly differentiated Few mitotic figures Slow growth or no net Little Anaplasia Non-metastatic
What are 7 characteristics of malignant neoplasms? Non-encapsulated Invasive Poorly differentiated Mitotic figures common Can have rapid growth Relatively anaplastic Metastatic or capapble of becoming so
What is invasion and which neoplasms invade? The infiltration and destruction of surrounding (local) tissue by a neoplasm. Malignant neoplasms will invade and destroy surrounding tissue.
Define metastasis The invasive nature of neoplasms which allows them to penetrate into blood vessels, lymphatics and body cavities, providing the opportunity for spread of the neoplasm to a distant anatomical territory.
Approximately what percentage of new cancer diagnosed patients with malignant neoplasias present with metastases? 50%; usually has been around a long time and has fooled the immune system
What strongly reduces the possibility of a neoplastic cure? Metastatic spread
What are the 3 pathways of metastatic spread? Direct seeding Lymphatic spread Hematogenous spread
What is direct seeding with metastatic spread? A neoplasm that spreads directly to surrounding tissues.
What is lymphatic spread with metastases? A neoplasm that gets into the lymph system then spreads to another area. i.e. breast cancer -> lymphatic channel to axillary lymph nodes
What is hematogenous spread with metastases? A neoplasm gains access to the blood supply then travels down stream. i.e. colon cancer -> liver since veinous drainage goes to the liver.
What is the order of cell change when cells are undergoing neoplastic transformation? Hyperplasia Metaplasia Dysplasia Tumor Giant Cells
What is dysplasia redux? Disorderly but non-neoplastic proliferation of cells; a loss of uniformity of individual cells and a loss of archigtecture; pleomorphism, hyperchromatism, increased mitoses.
Dysplasia has 2 options, what are they? May progress to malignant neoplasia or may revert to normal tissue.
What is the sequence of evolution of neoplasias of epithelial cell origin? Hyperplasia -> Dysplasia -> Carcinoma in situ (pre-invasive malignancy)-> Malignant neoplasia (can cross basement membrane)
What are 5 local effects of clinical manifestations of neoplasias? Swelling, irritation, blood vessel damage, visceral damage, compromised organ function (explanations pg. 23)
What are systemic effects from neoplasias contingent upon? Hormone secreting a substance. i.e. hormone secreting tumors, glandular of epithelial origin
A benign tumor gives what kind of hormone secretion? Indigenous hormone secretion: hormone is native to the tissue of origin
A malignant tumor gives what kind of hormone secretion? Indigenous or ectopic hormone secretion. Ectopic: hormone is not normally produced by that tissue.
What is paraneoplastic syndrome? Syndromes in which symptoms "mask" the underlying neoplasm. i.e. hypercalcemia could be from a bone neoplasm, metastasis to bone or a PTH-secreting tumor.
What are endocrinopathies and some examples? Tend to be ectopic hormone production but can be any hyper- or hypo- secretion. Cushing's Syndrome (ACTH production by lung carcinoma) or hypercalcemia (parathyroid hormone production by lung carcinoma)
What are neuromyopathic (myasthenic syndromes) and some examples? An autoimmune like process. Lung carcinoma tumor cells elicit antibody formation; antibodies to tumor cells "cross-react" with neuronal endings
What are vascular disorders with respect to paraneoplastic syndromes? Thrombosis (Diffuse blood clotting; DIC; Trousseau syndrome) as a result of increased synthesis of coagulation proteins induced by malignant cells.
Neoplasia caused by genetic mutation can only be caused when what occurs? Mutated genes are not repaired and they control cell growth, division and differentiation will give rise to neoplasia.
What are DNA point mutations? A mismatched base pair that could code for a different amino acid
What is chromosomal translocation? When chromosomes exchange genetic material and hybrid chromosomes result.
What is gene amplification? When promoter sequence expresses a gene multiple times.
What can go wrong when DNA mutations occur? (4) 1. Inherent or induced initial non-random genetic instability 2. Progressive random genetic instability 3. Point mutations and failure to repair DNA 4. Translocations and inversions of chromosomal material
If Deletions occur because of DNA mutations what can happen? Deletion of: -entire chromosomes -parts of chromosomes -specific genes
If Additions occur because of DNA mutations what can happen? Aberrant chromosome replication: Trisomy & Aneuploidy; Amplifications and repeats
What causes genetic mutation? Environmental agents (mutagens) and Mutations arising during normal cell metabolism
Environmental agents (mutagens) are considered ________ and what are some examples? Exogenous chemical carcinogens radiation dietary carcinogens tobacco smoke
Mutations arising during normal cell metabolism are considered _________ and what can cause it? endogenous free radical-induced mutations
What are 3 fundamental genetic characteristics of all neoplasms? 1. the result of non-lethal genetic damage (acquired or inherited) 2. Normal regulatory genes are principal targets of genetic damage 3. Neoplasia is a multi-step process (genotypically as well as phenotypically) = tumor progression
What are some normal regulatory genes that are targets of genetic damage? Proto-oncogenes (growth promoting genes) Anti-oncogenes (growth inhibiting; aka cancer suppressor genes) Genes that control apoptosis may be involved Genes that regulate DNA repair
Review pictures and your own drawings pg 28 - 30
What do onco-proteins do? Do not have important regulatory functions. Do have production in transformed cell does not depend on growth factors or other external signals.
What are oncogenes? Genes which promote neoplastic growth. These genes exist as mutations of naturally occurring proto-oncogenes.
What are proto-oncogenes? Cellular genes that promote normal growth and differentiation. May become oncogenic by viral or other exogenous influences.
What are growth factors as a class of oncogenes? Polypeptide variants of growth factors which normally stimulate proliferation of cells. Mutations of genes that encode growth factors render protein products oncogenic either by overexpression or increased binding capacity.
What are growth factor receptors as a class of oncogenes? Transmembrane proteins w/ external ligand binding domain & cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase domain -> transient 2nd messenger activity. Oncogenic receptors differ: they either overexpress or demonstrate persistent activation of enzyme activity.
What are membrane associated signal transduction proteins as a class of oncogenes? Family of proteins: ras protein is most studied. 10-20% of all human cancers contain ras mutations. ras mutation that contributes to neoplasia is a mutation that maintains ras protein in an activated state.
What are nuclear regulatory proteins as a class of oncogenes? Proteins which are localized in the nucleus and which bind to DNA and activate transcription of proto-onco-genes.
What does oncogenes operate via "one-hit" hypothesis mean? Proto-oncogenes obey via a "one-hit" hypothesis; only need to mutate one allele to mess everything up.
What are cancer suppressor genes/tumor suppressor genes? AKA anti-oncogenes; involved in regulation of cell growth via inhibition; inactivation of anti-oncogenes that leads to neoplasia: involves mutations of both alleles = "two-hit" hypothesis: i.e. recessive genes
What are some common tumor suppressor genes? (7) RB (retinoblastoma) P53 (Li Fraumeni syndrome) BRCA 1/BRCA 2 NF WTx DCC APC
What is RB? Retinoblastoma: rare childhood cancer. Fuction of RB genes is critical checkpoint in cell cycle, and inactivating mutations in RB permit unregulated cell proliferation. (pg 158 in book)
What is P53 (Li Fraumeni Syndrome)? Multiple spontaneous tumors. "The guardian of the genome" most important/ubiquitous must commonly mutated gene in all cancers (70%)
What is BRCA1/BRCA2? Breast carcinoma
What is NFx Neurofibromatosis (elephant man) x=subtypes 1,2,...isoforms
What is WTx? Wilm's tumor - Renal carcinomas
What is DCC? Deleted Colon Carcinoma
What is APC? Adenomatous polyposis coli; colon cancer. Exception to "2-hit" hypothesis when 1 knocked out body tends to produce colon polyps
There are 2 possible mechanisms by which the 2-hits occur, what are they? 1. Germline Mutation, 1 allele normal and other mutated (genetic) somatic mutation occurs w/i and both alleles become mutated. 2. Both alleles normal and somatic mutation mutates 1 then later somatic mutation mutates the other.
P53 is like a "spell checker" it normally links cell damage with DNA repair, cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis. If there is damage to DNA what does P53 do? It is phosphorylated by genes that sense the damage and are involved in DNA repair. It assists in DNA repair by causing G1 arrest and inducing DNA repair genes. If it cannot be repaired P53 tells to induce apoptosis.
If there is a homozygous loss of P53, what happens? DNA damage goes unrepaired and mutations become fixed (permanent) in dividing cells. Mutant cells occur and malignant tumors can result.
What 2 genes regulate apoptosis? bcl-2 anti-apoptotic gene bax pro-apoptotic gene
What does bcl-2 do? Prevents apoptosis, gene overexpression is found in malignant lymphomas
What does bax do? Encourages apoptosis, when gene deleted can lead to malignancy b/c no message to apoptose.
What is programmed cell death dictated by? An interaction/balance of anti- and pro- apoptotic gene products.
What is telemorase? An enzyme which prevents chromosome shortening by adding nucleotides.
As normal cells divide the tips of chomosomes ___________, acting as a ___________. shorten; cell-clock. i.e. chromosomes shrink each mitosis and skin shows signs of aging
What cells lack telemorase and what does this cause? somatic cells; eventual cell death
What are the 4 "steps" of malignant tumor growth? 1. Malignant change as a result of genetic mutations 2. Proliferation of the malignant cells with further mutations 3. Invasion of neoplastic cells 4. Distant metastases
What are 3 factors influence the growth of a tumor? 1. Kinetics of tumor growth 2. Dependent on the growth fraction = ratio of cell proliferation to cell loss 3. Cell cycle can be similar to normal cell population or more rapid
What is psr? Probability of Self Renewal; rated between 0 and 1.00
What psr would a stable/static tissue have? 0.5 no net loss no net gain
What would a psr of 0.51 indicate? tissue growing
What would a psr of 0.49 indicate? tissue shrinking
What psr range would malignant growth/metastasis occur in? 0.52 - 0.6; similar metabolic rates to other cells but not dying like epithelial cells
Tumor _____________ influences tumor growth, why? Angiogenesis; role in Oxygen and nutrient supply, role in distant spreading of neoplastic cells, role of growth factors VEGF and FGF. Tumor develops own stroma only older tumors learn this behavior
How do tumor progression and genetic instability affect tumor growth? Tumor progression: pre-neoplastic->benign tumor->invasive. Genetic instability: 1 mutation causes further mutations. The 2 together give the evolution of a tumor; takes time to come together.
What are the cellular basis of metastasis of carcinomas? 1. Detachment of tumor cells from each other (loss of cadherin) 2. Attachment of tumor cells to BM/ECM 3. Secretion of proteolytic enzymes which degrade ECM 4. Movement of tumor cells through BM into vessels: locomotion via cytokines
What are the 4 steps that must occur for a carcinoma to become metastatic? 1. Can fly apart 2. Attach to something else; basement membrane 3. Metalloprotease secreted (usually requires Zn) 4. "reverse inflammation" mobilize into blood vessel (pictures pg 39-41)
What are the 4 Most common sites for metastatic dissemination of malignant cells? Why? Liver, Lung, Bone, Brain; b/c huge blood supply but brain is last b/c must get through BBB and Lung is most common site
What is organ tropism? Neoplastic cells may have a selective site for metastasis that cannot be explained by natural pathways of drainage.
What response do tumors usually elicit? chronic inflammation; correlated with a better prognosis with some cancers
Be able to explain the nude mice study with tumor immunity. pg. 43
What is immunosurveillance? Recognition and destruction of tumor cells by the immune system.
What is the role of TSA (tumor-specific antigens) in tumor immunity? Exhibit unique antigens unique to a specific tumor - immune system recognition try to target cells. Elicits an immune response.
What is the role of TAA (tumor-associated antigens)? Can be used as markers to measure tumor growth. Doesn't appear to produce an antibody. PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
What are Natural Killer cells? (or LAK, lymphocyte activated killer cell; IL-1) can lyse tumor cells without recognizing TSA
What do cytotoxic T cells do for tumor immunity? Recognize TSAs and lyse tumor cells (CD8 + cells)
There is an increased frequency of cancer in _____________ hosts. immunodeficient
How does immunosurveillance break down when cancer arises in an otherwise healthy individual? Selective loss of strong TSA's Carcinogens or tumor products may suppress tumor response Tumor cells may kill immune cells
Lung cancer is 2x greater in ____________ than ______________ U.S.; Japan
Who is more likely to present with a carcinoma? Older individuals
Who is more likely to present with acute leukemia and brain neoplasm? the young
The top 3 cancer probabilities for men and %s? 1. Prostate 32% 2. Lung and Bronchus 16% 3. Colon and Rectum 12%
The top 3 cancer probabilities for women and %s? 1. Breast 32% 2. Lung and Bronchus 13% 3. Colon and Rectum 13%
Which cancer of the most probable for men and women is the most deadly for both sexes? Lung and Bronchus followed by sex specific areas in each gender
What are inherited cancer syndromes? Well-defined malignancies in which the inheritance of a single mutant gene (which has been identified) greatly increases the risk of developing a neoplasm.
What gene is mutated in childhood retinoblastoma? Rb
What gene is nutated in familial adenomatous polyposis coli? APC
What gene is mutated in Li-Fraumeni syndrome? p53
Cancer incidence is _________ in genetic relatives. increased; may be specific for one type of malignancy or may be a non-specific increased incidence of malignancy; no consistent link to specific gene mutation
What are 8 known or suspected carcinogens? Tobacco smoke Dietary carcinogens/insufficiencies Alcohol Radiation Chemicals Therapeutic drugs Viruses (HPV, EBV, HBV) Bacteria (H. pylori)
What are associated with specific carcinomas? Retroviruses
What can a low risk strain of HPV cause? Papilloma (warts)
What can a high risk strain of HPV cause? Cervical carcinoma, oral carcinoma High risk strains contain different DNA sequences when compared to low risk. High risk viral protein products degrade p53 gene product while low risk do not
What does EBV infect? Epithelial cells and B lymphocytes
What does EBV produce in healthy individuals? Mononucleosis
What can EBV cause in immunocompromised individuals? B cell apoptosis is lost: Burkitt's lymphoma (increased expression of bcl-2 = proliferation); Role in Hodgkin's lymphoma
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is associated with what cancer? Hepatocellular carcinoma Hypothesis is multiple mitoses increases spontaneous mutations.
What cancers is H. Pylori connected to? Gastric carcinomas and B-cell lymphomas
What are 5 risk factors in pathogenesis of breast/cervical/uterine neoplasias? Increasing age Increased length of reproductive life Decreased number of children Obesity Genetics
What is the length of survival for prostate cancer? 12 years whether tx or not
What are 5 treatments for prostatic carcinoma? Watchful waiting *surgery (Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate) *Brachytherapy *External Radiation Hormone Therapy *complications=impotence and incontinence
What is the gleason grading system? Prostate only. Histological scores on 2 biopsies b/w 1 and 5. Add both together to get score b/w 2 and 10. Lower the number the better the prognosis.Score based on deviation from normal architecture and relative loss of complete "gland units."
What 5 non-neoplastic disorders are associated with malignancy? Bronchial metaplasia Endometrial hyperplasia Liver cirrhosis Chronic atrophic gastritis Ulcerative colitis
What benign neoplasm has a well defined association with malignancy? Adenoma of the colon (already affected APC genes)
What are the 2 events that allow proliferation to occur? 1. Initiation: exposure of cells to an appropriate dose of a carcinogenic agent (the initiator) which elicits a permanent DNA mutation 2. Promotion: Upon exposure of initiated cells to a 2nd carcinogen (the promoter), induction of a neoplasm may occur
What are 5 common initiators? 1. Direct alkylating agents 2. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons 3. Aromatic amines and azo dyes 4. Naturally occurring carcinogens; aflatoxin 5. Nitrosamines and amides
What is grading of neoplasms? Based on the degree of differentiation of tumor cells and the number or mitoses within the tumor. A histological method and criteria depends on the tissue. Grade I is well differentiated and Grade IV is poorly differentiated and anaplastic
What is staging of neoplasms? Based on the size of the primary neoplasm, the extent of its spread to regional lymph nodes and the presence or absence of metastases. TNM system
The T in neoplasm staging indicates what and is measured how? Tumor size (0-4) 0 is very small and 4 is relatively large, usually >5cm diameter
The N in neoplasm staging indicates what? Regional lymph node involvement (0-3)
What does N0 mean in neoplasm staging? No nodal involvement; no infiltration to nodal system.
What does N1 mean in neoplasm staging? 1 node or 1 region of nodes infiltrated
What does N2 mean in neoplasm staging? 2 nodal sites affected on 1 side of the diaphragm (upper or lower half)
What does N3 mean in neoplasm staging? Multiple nodal sites affected on both sides of the diaphragm; more clinically advanced
The M in neoplasm staging means what and is measured how? The presence or absence of metastases. 0 (absent) - 1 (present). Typically non-lymphatic tissues
The M in staging is important for what 3 specific reasons? Most diagnostic and prognostic significance Greatest prediction of long term survival Survival rates plummet once metastasis occurs
What does T0M0N0 mean? Carcinoma in Situ
What are 3 histological/cyological methods used to dx cancer? Excision or biopsy Needle aspiration Cytologic smears
What is immunocytochemistry in reference to dx cancer and what is it used with? Antibody to a specific cell is applied to cells to see how they act. Done with HER2 if the cells light up have HER2 gene mutation
What other cancer diagnostics are available? Molecular identification Flow cytometry Tumor markers (PSA)
What supports the diagnosis of a neoplasm, monitors progress of treatment and detects recurrence? Tumor Markers
What estrogen receptor is a biochemical indicator of the presence of a tumor? HER2 = breast carcinoma
What is a biochemical indicator of the presence of a liver or testicular tumor? Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
What is a biochemical indicator of the presence of a colon, pancreas, or breast carcinoma? Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
What is a biochemical indicator of the presence of a prostate carcinoma? PSA
What is a biochemical indicator of the presence of a Ovarian carcinoma? CA125
Understand the treatment modalities that are currently available. pg. 64
What is leukopenia, what is it due to, it's most common cause, it's association with and symptoms? Decreased circulating WBCs Reduced production or accelerated destruction of WBCs Chemotherapeutics (all cells affeced = aplastic anemia) Increased infections Malaise, chill, fever
What is Leukocytosis? Increased circulating number of mature non-neoplastic WBCs. Resembles leukemia
What is lymphadenitis? Inflammation of lymph nodes (acute or chronic); painful and enlarged
What is lymphadenopathy? Enlarged/swollen lymph nodes; non-painful; associated moreso with neoplastic condition
What is lymphadenitis almost always see with? Lymphadenopathy; co-presentation
What can occur independent of lymphadenitis? Lymphadenopathy
What are leukemias? Neoplastic disorders of uncontrolled proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells characterized by replacement of bone marrow with malignant cells. Leukemic cells spill into blood and may infiltrate visceral organs
How are leukemias classified? The basis of cell type involved and based on state of maturity of cell/clinical presentation.
If a leukemia is derived from a lymphoid stem cell what is it called? Lymphocytic leukemia
If a leukemia is derived from a myeloid stem cell (granulocytes, monocytes, megakaryocytes) what is it called? Myelogenous leukemia
An acute leukemia means what? Abrupt, fulminant onset; less differentiated, less mature, more aggressive
A chronic leukemia means what? Slower, indolent progress; more mature
What are 4 types of leukemias? ALL: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia AML: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia CLL: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia CML: Chronic myelogenous Leukemia
What are the histological features of acute leukemias? Immature neoplastic cells due to block in differentiation of stem cell precursor
What are the clinical features of acute leukemias? Abrupt, stormy onset, fulminant clinical course, fatal in untreated pt.s. Symptoms related to depression of normal marrow function: fatigue, fever, bleeding, bone pain, organomegaly, CNS involvement
What are the histological features of chronic leukemias? More well-differentiated, mature leukocytes, predominantly granulocytes
What are the clinical presentations seen with chronic leukemias? Insidious onset, rather slow, indolent clinical course (some can become acute), elevated WBC count, none or vague symptomology = anemia, fatigue and weakness, weight loss, organomegaly
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