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Squamous cell carcinoma: Quiz


Question 1: It originates in the pilo-sebaceous glands, and is similar in clinical presentation and microscopic analysis to squamous cell carcinoma, except that it contains a central ________ plug.
CollagenKeratin 6AKeratinCollagen, type I, alpha 1

Question 2: Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common cancer of the skin (after ________ but more common than melanoma).
Benign fibrous histiocytomaNevusLipomaBasal cell carcinoma

Question 3: ________ (difficulty swallowing, solids worse than liquids) and odynophagia are common initial symptoms.
VomitingDiarrheaDysphagiaOropharyngeal dysphagia

Question 4: ________ may be due to either squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) or adenocarcinoma (EAC).
Stomach cancerColorectal cancerEsophageal cancerCholangiocarcinoma

Question 5: A carcinoma can be characterized as either in situ (confined to the original site) or invasive, depending on whether the cancer invades underlying tissues; only invasive cancers are able to spread to other organs and cause ________.
Cancer stagingMetastasisHead and neck cancerChemotherapy

Question 6: Unlike basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) has a substantial risk of ________
Head and neck cancerMetastasisCancer stagingCancer

Question 7: Symptoms may include a poorly healing ________, a hoarse voice or other persistent problems in the area.
LeukoplakiaAphthous ulcerOral ulcerActinic cheilitis

Question 8: The performance of a shave biopsy (see ________) might not acquire enough information for a diagnosis.
Squamous cell carcinomaKeratoacanthomaPathologySkin biopsy

Question 9: Treatment is usually with surgery (which may be extensive) and ________.
Radiation therapyNuclear fusionX-rayIonizing radiation

Question 10: If the disease has spread, ________ and radiotherapy are commonly used.
ATC code LAntineoplasticCancer immunotherapyChemotherapy


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