Hypertension, dizziness and sudden death
The patient was a middle-aged Caucasian woman with history of knee surgery and recent dizziness (typically while standing from bending over position) and difficulty walking.
The patient’s mother had a history of multiple malignancies, including a left frontal meningioma and lung cancer.
The patient died suddenly.
1. Summarize the history and create a differential diagnosis for the cause of death.
2. When is a family history of cancer more likely “sporadic” and when is it concerning for inherited or familial cancer?
3. What are some examples of inherited or familial cancers?