Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Cervical Cancer


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is cervical cancer. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how cervical cancer will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 39 year old woman, G7P7, come stoeckled the emergency department because she has been experiencing vaginal bleeding for the past 5 hours. Abdominal exam is unremarkable. A bimanual and rectal exam show a 8 cm mass of the upper cervix and right parametrium. No ovary is palpated separately. A CT scan shows a right hydroureter above the level of the mass. What is the likely diagnosis in this patient?

Explanation: vaginal bleeding + mass + hydrometer = cervical cancer (advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix that has spread)


Page Updated: 10.19.2016