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Journal February 2006 (Vol 27, No 2) Focus: Oncology

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Basic Overview of Oncologic Cytology by Michelle Miller , BS, CVT

1. When obtaining a specimen using FNA, which technique should be used for soft masses and vascular masses?
2. When using a Romanowsky-type stain, uneven staining is often caused by
3. Lymphoma, mast cell tumor, and cutaneous histiocytoma are examples of what type of tumor?
4. When fluid has low cellularity, the _____________ should be used to isolate a concentrated area of cells.
5. A sample with greater than ____ lymphoblasts is consistent with a finding of lymphoma.
6. Which is not a characteristic of epithelial tumor cells?
7. An example of a malignant round cell tumor is
8. New methylene blue stain often does not stain the
9. ____________ tumors are derived from connective tissue spindle cells.
10. Which method of sample collection yields a high number of cells and is often used in surgery or necropsy?
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