ONCOLOGY

Diagnostic Algorithms

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Keywords: Diagnosis; lung cancer; mind mapping; molecular; staging Summary of Key Points • Mind maps are used as a tool to illustrate the principles involved in the diagnostic evaluation of…

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Mediastinal Tumors

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Summary of Key Points • Knowledge of the anatomy of the mediastinum is critical to establishing the differential diagnosis and choosing the best diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. • A wide…

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Thymic Tumors

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Summary of Key Points • Thymic tumors are rare malignancies and represent a wide array of tumors. • Histologic classification distinguishes three separate entities: thymomas, thymic carcinomas, and neuroendocrine thymic…

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Lung Cancer Emergencies

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Summary of Key Points • The main oncologic emergencies most germane and specific to lung cancer are central airway obstruction, massive hemoptysis, and massive pleural effusion. • Central airway obstruction…

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The Role of Palliative Care in Lung Cancer

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Summary of Key Points • The best palliative outcomes are obtained when palliative care is involved early in advanced lung cancer. • Integration of palliative care early in the advanced…

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Malignant Mesothelioma

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Summary of Key Points • Development of malignant mesothelioma is usually associated with asbestos exposure. • The most common genetic alterations in mesothelioma are deletion of CDKN2A/ARF , inactivation of…

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The Role of Advocacy Groups in Lung Cancer

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Summary of Key Points † Deceased. • To describe the functions of advocacy. • To describe how lung cancer advocacy groups accomplish their goals. • To describe how they can…

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