Neoplasia Cases & Quizes


CASE 1


This 67-year-old male complained of bright red blood in the stool, colicky abdominal pain and change in bowel habit. He had an unintentional 10-pound weight loss.

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Questions


1. What is neoplasia? What is dysplasia?

2. What factors distinguish a malignant from a benign tumor?

3. What is a tumor marker? How is it used in the clinical setting?

4. What is grading and staging of cancer? What would be the correct stage in the case described above?



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