Oncology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 40-Year-Old Man With Bumps on His Neck: USMLE Question A 40-year-old man presents with fatigue, chills, and night sweats for the last month. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  • Ominous Symptoms in an Elderly Cancer Survivor An elderly woman with a history of breast cancer complains of weakness and lack of appetite. She is being evaluated for iron-deficiency anemia and heme-positive stool. What is the diagnosis?
  • 'This Mole Looks Strange' How would you approach a patient who presents to primary care with worries about a changing mole?
  • Shortness of Breath and Abdominal Pain in an Obese Woman A 52-year-old obese woman presents to the ED with shortness of breath and crampy abdominal pain. She was seen 3 weeks ago by her family practitioner for similar pain. What's the diagnosis?
  • Depressed Mentation in a 52-Year-Old Woman A 52-year-old woman presents with a 5-day history of headaches and lethargy. The patient also complains of nausea and blurry vision. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Breast Cancer Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. How much do you know about metastatic breast cancer? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Soft-tissue sarcomas are rare malignant tumors with a wide spectrum of biologic behaviors. Do you know key aspects of diagnosis and treatment associated with common types? Test yourself with our quiz.
  • Palliative Care for Cancer Survivors? Is palliative care appropriate for someone who has survived cancer and is doing well?
  • A Man With Fatigue, Leukocytosis, and Moderate Splenomegaly A patient presents with generalized fatigue and weakness night sweats, a 20-lb weight loss over the last 6 months, and a dull heaviness in his abdomen on the left side. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neutropenia Neutropenia is a low level of neutrophils often associated with significant conditions. Test yourself on presentation, workup, and treatment for neutropenia-related conditions with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Advanced Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the United States. Test your knowledge of key aspects of advanced prostate cancer with our quick quiz.
  • Gradual-Onset Headache and Vomiting in a 42-Year-Old Woman A 42-year-old woman presents with a right-sided, gradual-onset headache that is constant, with repetitive vomiting and a reduction in her "thinking power" for the past 3-4 months. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anal Cancer The incidence of anal cancer has increased by approximately 2.2% per year over the past decade. Test yourself on presentation, workup practices, and treatment approaches with our short quiz.
  • A 61-Year-Old Woman With Painful Constipation A 61-year-old woman with a history of stage III breast cancer 7 years prior presents to a primary care clinic with painful constipation. Do you know how best to help her?
  • A 62-Year-Old Is Short of Breath Years After Heart Transplant A 62-year-old man presents with shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight loss. He underwent heart transplantation for ischemic cardiomyopathy 26 months ago. What's the most likely diagnosis?
  • Going Broke: Financial Concerns of Palliative Care Patients Financial concerns can negatively influence a patient's response to treatment and care.
  • A 55-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Sharp Flank Pain A 55-year-old man presents with recurrent pain in his right flank. The pain is sharp, severe, radiates to the groin, and increases with urination.
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Fatigue, Joint Pain, and Bloating A 62-year-old man is admitted to the hospital due to fatigue, joint pain, abdominal swelling, and bloating for 2 weeks. What's the most appropriate treatment?
  • Clearing the Patient on Bisphosphonates for Dental Procedures Your patient on a bisphosphonate needs a dental procedure and the dentist won't do it until you clear her. What should you do?