10 Steps of A Quick Medical Examination of A Cancer Patient


Quick Medical Examination of Cancer Patient
(Last Updated On: March 3, 2016)

Cancer is a deadly and debilitating illness, recognizing it as early as possible is crucial for maximum survival and maximum quality of life of a cancer patient. Here are 10 steps of a quick survey or examination of a patient to recognize cancer.

 

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1. Hands and Skin:

Possible signs visible on hands include clubbing, pallor, signs of smoking and tylosis of palms. Signs specific to skin lesions include asymmetric irregular shape, rugged edges, variable changing colour, either growing in size or more than 6 millimeter diameter and development of pain or irritation in an already existing lesion.

2. Breast:

Swelling, lump, tenderness, change in color or skin tethering above the nipple on breast examination are highly suggestive of malignancy.

3. Lymph Nodes:

Lymph nodes examination is done region wise. Groups of lymph nodes that need to be examined in the neck include preauricular, parotid, submandibular, submental, anterior cervical, posterior cervical and supraclavicular lymph nodes.

Other lymph node groups include axillary, antecubital/epitrochlear, para-aortic, inguinal, femoral and popliteal lymph nodes.

4. Face:

Facial features that herald possibility of cancer include pallor in conjunctiva, jaundice, Horner’s syndrome and cushingoid features.

5. Cardiovascular:

Cardiovascular features of cancer include superior vena cava obstruction, atrial fibrillation, pericardial effusion, hypotension and hypertension.

Features of superior vena cava obstruction include venous distension of neck and chest wall, non-pulsatile elevation of jugular venous pulse (JVP), edema of face and arms, cyanosis and plethora of face.

Pericardial effusion expresses itself in the form of tachycardia, low blood pressure, elevated jugular venous pulse, Kussmaul’s sign and muffled heart sounds.

 

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