There is so much information that you need to know and memorise in medical school. Therefore, I believe that it is really important to have notes that are concise which summarise all the key aspects that you need to know to save time and be efficient - nothing more and nothing less. Here are my handwritten electronic notes that I made using different sources including lectures, books and research. They are the exact notes that I used to pass and score highly during my third year of medical scool. I hope you find them as a useful addition to your own notes and hopefully you will achieve the same :) 


These are the topics covered:


  • Cancer cell biology
  • Histopathology of cancer - basic concepts and terminiology
  • Cancer genomes and targeted treatments
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Genetic counselling and risk assessment
  • The rationale for cancer screening - current and future concepts
  • Managing breast cancer
  • Lung cancer - pathway to diagnosis and management
  • Cancer imaging
  • Principles of systemic cancer therapy
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Urological cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Radiotherapy for cancer
  • Cancer of the pancreas
  • Cancer of the oesophagus
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Acute oncology
  • Breast cancer


These notes were written to my best of knowledge during medical school. Please do not use them as an alternative to your own medical curriculum or to what you have been taught.

    Medicine Year 3 Notes - Cancer & Clinical Genetics Module Only