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A 59-year-old woman complains of “feeling light-headed” and losing 5 kg (11 lb) in the last month. A CBC reveals a normocytic, normochromic anemia. The patient subsequently dies of metastatic cancer. Based on current epidemiologic data for cancer-associated mortality in women, which of the following is the most likely primary site for this patient’s malignant neoplasm?

(A) Brain
(B) Breast
(C) Colon
(D) Lung
(E) Urinary bladder
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D.

A classic example of asking you to tell your name backwards while dancing foxtrot on the rope with your eyes closed...
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Because they just cannot ask you in a normal human language what is the highest cancer-associated mortality today, ef no!
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Ans is D) Lung Cancer.

Most common cancers in Male & Females:


Highest mortality cancers in Male & Females:
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Hey any Idea what the incidence and mortality rates would be between Ovarian , Cervical and Endometrial CA ?????
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Hey any Idea what the incidence and mortality rates would be between Ovarian , Cervical and Endometrial CA ?????
Not quite sure. Ovarian cancer 8th most common cancer in females but has the 4th highest mortality. Uterine cancer is 4th most common in females but has the 8th highest mortality. I'm not sure of endometrial. Sorry if my facts are wrong but I think those are right!
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Hey any Idea what the incidence and mortality rates would be between Ovarian , Cervical and Endometrial CA ?????
Incidence: Endometrial, Ovarian, Cervical (in the US, outside cervical is number 1)

Worst prognosis: Ovarian, cervial, endometrial
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Correct, also if asked about age brackets: 45 - cervical, 55 - endometrial, 65 - ovarian
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