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Sunday 27 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 25

A centrally located tumor would produce which of the following symptoms?
    A. Shoulder pain
    B. Pleuritic pain
    C. Coughing
    D. Hemoptysis

Correct Answer: C. Coughing

Option C: Centrally located pulmonary tumors are found in the upper airway (vocal cords) and usually obstruct airflow, producing such symptoms as coughing, wheezing, and stridor.

Option A: Pancoast tumors that occur in the apices may cause shoulder pain.
Option B: As the tumor invades the pleural space, it may cause pleuritic pain.
Option D: Small cell tumors tend to be located in the lower airways and often cause hemoptysis.

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