Oncology

Malignancies Associated with Acanthosis Nigricans

Background Information: Acanthosis nigricans is a common skin pigmentation disorder with notable dark patches and thickening of the skin. Mnemonic: “BUS Lung” B – Breast U – Uterus S – Stomach Lung – Lung Mnemonic Aid: Imagine breathing in all the black fume coming out of a bus and developing cancer. Quizlet Flash Cards: https://quizlet.com/143098112/qs-36-second-usmle-mnemonic-video-series-flash-cards/ […]

Triad of Meigs’ Syndrome

Background Information: Distinguished from other stromal cell tumors, fibromas associated with Meigs syndrome (solid palpable small ovarian masses) do not tend to secrete sex steroid hormones. Mnemonic: “Benign As Hydro (aka. Water)” Benign – Benign Ovarian Tumor As – Ascites Hydro – Hydrothorax (Pleural Effusion) Mnemonic Aid: Normally, we think that the water is quite […]

ABVD Regimen to Treat Hodgkin Lymphoma

ABVD is a chemotherapy regimen used as the first-line treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma. Mnemonic: “DVDB” instead of ABVD D – Doxorubicin (Instead of Adriamycin) V – Vinblastine D – Dacarbazine B – Bleomycin Mnemonic Aid: DVD B or DV DB (sounds alike each other) Quizlet Flash Cards: https://quizlet.com/143098112/qs-36-second-usmle-mnemonic-video-series-flash-cards/

What is BEP Chemotherapy?

‘BEP’ chemotherapy is the combination cancer chemotherapy often used to treat testicular cancer. Mnemonic: “Bulky Enlarged Problem” Bulky – Bleomycin Enlarged – Etoposide Problem – Platinum (a.k.a. Cisplatin) Mnemonic Aid: Imagine bulky enlarged testicular tumor! Quizlet Flash Cards: https://quizlet.com/143098112/qs-36-second-usmle-mnemonic-video-series-flash-cards/