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A 59-year-old man with metastatic gastric cancer presented to the oncology clinic with a 1-week history of positional headache, nausea, and vomiting. He stated that the headache was located in the frontal region, was 8 on a scale of 10 in intensity.

A 69-year-old man presented in the urology clinic for evaluation of bilateral renal masses, discovered incidentally during routine exams for follow-up of his chronic kidney disease.

A delirious head and neck cancer patient does not have the capacity to make treatment decisions. Can we begin palliative radiation therapy without his consent?

A 63-year-old man with no family history of prostate cancer has prostate biopsy that revealed 9 out of 12 cores involved with prostatic adenocarcinoma, mostly Gleason score 5+4=9.

Should I give a patient with a carcinoma of unknown primary another dose of a study drug, since she is requesting to continue it? My reading of the trial protocol suggests no absolute restriction on giving another dose of the drug.

A 24-year-old woman presents to her primary care provider with a mass in her left breast. Examination confirms a 2.2-cm mass in the upper outer quadrant, with a single mobile axillary node that is firm to palpation.

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