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Multiple Choice Questions – Lung cancer

Updated on September 16, 2015

Multiple Choice Questions – Lung cancer

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Which is the leading cause of cancer deaths around the world?

Breast cancer

Lung cancer

Colon Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

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Answer: Lung cancer

Survival rate is better if lung cancer is diagnosed at:

An early stage

Late stage

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Answer: An early stage

The characteristics of cancer cells are:

Abnormal growth

Uncontrollable growth

Spreads to other body parts

Consumes oxygen and nutrientsfrom healthy cells

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

How is lung cancer spread?

By blood

By lymphatics

Both

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Answer: Both

Which of the following is/are primary lung cancers?

Adenocarcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma

Large cell cancer

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Carcinoid tumors

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

Types of Lung Cancer

The main two types of lung cancer are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Out of these two small cell lung cancer is more aggressive. Often, by the time it is diagnosed, it is already spread to other parts of the body.

Getting to know Lung Cancer

Smoking and Lung Cancer

A direct relationship is established between smoking and lung cancer. The risk increases with the number of pack of cigarettes one smoke. The risk of getting lung cancer starts reducing once smoking is stopped to the extent that at the end of 15 years, the risk will be equivalent to a non-smoking person.

Which of the following are risk factors for lung cancer?

Smoking

Passive smoking

Air pollution

Exposure to asbestos

Tuberculosis

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Exposure to radon

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

Which of the following are symptoms of lung cancer?

A cough that does not go away

A cough that gets worse over time

Hemoptysis (blood in the cough)

Chest pain

Dyspnoea (shortness of breath)

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

Which of the following are sites for metastatic lung cancer?

Adrenals

Bones

Brain

Liver

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

If a patient with metastatic lung cancer exhibits loss of appetite, fullness feeling and unexplained weight loss, you may suspect that the cancer has spread to:

Adrenals

Bones

Brain

Liver

All of the above

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Answer: Liver

Which of the following are symptoms of para-neoplastic syndromes?

Clubbing

Hyponatremia

Hypercalcemia

Hypokalemia

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

Lung Cancer Types

Which of the following diagnostic tests are used to diagnose lung cancer?

Chest X-ray

CT scan

MRI of chest

Biopsy

Sputum examination

Bronchoscopy

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

A procedure that removes sample of fluid from the pleural cavity is known as:

Thoracentesis

Thoracotomy

Mediastinoscopy

None of the above

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Answer: Thoracentesis

Samples of the lymph nodes between the lungs are biopsied to check for cancer cells in:

Brain

Bone

Lungs

Liver

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Answer: Lungs

Which of the following determine the staging of the tumor?

Size

Location

Degree of metastasis

All of the above

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Answer: All of the above

When a small section of the lung containing the tumor is removed surgically, the technique is known as:

Wedge resection

Segmental resection

Lobectomy

Pneumonectomy

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Answer: Wedge resection

Conclusion

This hub contains few questions on lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most prevalent cancer globally. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women of metropolitan cities of India whereas cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women of rural areas in India. Lung cancer has surpassed all the other cancers as the leading cause of cancer deaths globally.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi Rachel

      Sorry to hear about your mother.

      But I am glad that you found this hub interesting. Lung cancer is so common now a days that every other person is having a story about his/her mother father or some relative having it or died of it.

      Even my uncle died of small cell lung cancer two years ago. As in your mother's case, his cancer also was diagnosed after it has spread to adrenals.

      Thanks for stopping by

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      Rachel L Alba 2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi JR, I'm a new follower of you. I heard of you because I got notice that you are following me. Thank you for that. My mother died from lung cancer. The sad thing was that, we didn't see the symptoms until it was too late. By the time we found out she can cancer, it had spread all through out her bones and in her scalp. She died in 1993. She also had breast cancer. My sisters and I get check up every year because of that. I found the video very interesting. I didn't see anywhere to vote up, but if I did I certainly would.

      Blessings to you.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Happy to know that you are cancer free for so many years :)

      May God Bless you!

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      Linda Rogers 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Very informative hub-I knew all the correct answers because I am a survivor of lung cancer. I was only 41 years old and had never smoked. Really high Anxiety was probably my biggest symptom. Thank goodness for the anxiety that got me into ER before it was too late. I was stage 3A-non small-cell lung cancer. I am eleven years cancer free. They took out my middle lobe of the right lung and there some spread in lymph nodes. I am a miracle! Thanks for the helpful article.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi ChristinS

      Sorry to hear about your loss.

      I want to reach out to as many smokers as possible. Hopefully this article will save some lives

      Thanks for stopping by

      Have a great day :)

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      Christin Sander 2 years ago from Midwest

      Two of my loved ones passed from this horrible disease and it keeps it always on the back of my mind as well. You shared very valuable info in a clever and engaging way despite the subject matter being difficult. Good hub voted up and shared.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi Charito1962

      Thanks for the visit and comment

      Sad to hear about your husband's death. The cancer might have been a very aggressive one.

      I too hope many smokers get motivated to stop smoking after reading this

      Take care..

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi Deb Hirt

      Thanks for the visit and comment

      Everyone who smokes knows about the consequences as well. But they think that it may not happen to them. That is why people don't quit smoking.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 2 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Hello, thumbi7. I just want to let you know that my husband died of lung cancer in 2005. When it was diagnosed, it had already metastasized.

      My husband battled with the cancer for 3 months. Prior to seeing an oncologist, he kept complaining about a severe back pain. Then, his weight dropped tremendously.

      He was a smoker.

      Thank you for this hub. (I hope many smokers read this.)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Luckily, most public places here in the US no longer allow smoking, so the passivity has been curbed quite a bit. Your material is excellent, as it makes one THINK.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi CrisSp

      Thanks for the visit and comment

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      This is very interesting and informative hub. Great educational video. I watched it all the way.

      Voting up and sharing to help spread awareness and for people to hopefully stop smoking.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Dear Dr. Pran Rangan

      Thanks for the visit and comment

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi Alicia

      Thanks for the visit and comment

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is another informative and important hub. Thank you for sharing all the useful facts.

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      Dr Pran Rangan 2 years ago from Kanpur (UP), India

      A very informative and useful hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Hi Stuart

      Thanks for the visit and comment. I too wish, this article will help people to quit smoking.

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      Stuart 2 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Great hub, very informative and interesting. I hope this article encourages a lot of people to stop smoking. A lot of my roommates smoke cigarettes excessively, luckily I will not be living with them soon. I am always worried about getting the second hand smoke. Thank god smoking is banned inside of restaurants these days.