Can You Diagnose These 3 Oncology Cases? #WorldCancerDay

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It’s rare nowadays to meet someone who hasn’t been directly affected by cancer in one way or another. It’s a huge part of our culture, news, and world. Cancer doesn’t care who you are and it affects anyone with a running pulse. It does not discriminate. It doesn’t care what your gender is. The World Cancer Day Organization hosts this event annually to get as many people as possible talking about cancer. This is our opportunity to unite globally and share knowledge on how we can fortify this fight against cancer.

According to the World Cancer Day organization, 8.2 million people die from cancer every year. This is not a statistic we can ignore. Oncologists and researchers are constantly learning new information about cancer; they find trends and treatments, but the constant influx of new information proves that there’s a lot left to learn about cancer and how to go about approaching this issue. With so much left to learn about cancer, we need to share what we know and educate ourselves regularly; together we can help fortify this battle with knowledge and leverage meaningful attacks against the ever-strong cancer.

In honor of World Cancer Day, we just want to say THANK YOU to our Oncologists!

We’ve selected three interesting cancer cases from the BoardVitals Oncology/Hematology Question Bank. Can you answer them all correctly?

How many did you get right? Did you learn something new? Share your results in the comments.

Want to read more cases? These questions are among 450+ additional ones from our Oncology question bank written and reviewed by certified physicians who have recently taken the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Oncology Board Exam. Each question comes with detailed explanations and references to help users get a comprehensive understanding of the topic.

The ABIM Oncology Exam features multiple choice and multiple select questions focusing on the following categories:

  • Hematologic Neoplasms: 14%
  • Thoracic Cancer: 11%
  • Breast Cancer: 13%
  • Genitourinary Cancer: 11.5%
  • Gynecologic Cancer: 4%
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer: 13.5%
  • Skin Cancer, Sarcomas, and Unknown Primary Site: 6%
  • Anticancer Therapeutics, Clinical Research Methodology, and Ethics: 10%
  • Supportive Care, Survivorship, and Communication: 11%
  • Head, Neck, Thyroid, and Central Nervous System Malignancies: 4%
  • Genetics and Tumor Biology: 2%

If you’re a resident studying for your Oncology Board Exam, this is a great sneak peak into our bank. For more practice questions in this format, check out the bank. Not sure you’re ready to subscribe? Start off with a Free Trial.

Share what you know about cancer with the world. Not just today, but every day. Together we can fight.

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