Hodgkin’s Disease

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Hodgkins Disease

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A 22-year-old with stage I Hodgkin’s disease is admitted to the oncology unit for radiation therapy. During the initial assessment, the client tells you, “Sometimes I am afraid of dying.” Which response is most appropriate at this time?  
    • A. 

      “Many individuals with this diagnosis have some fears.”

    • B. 

      “Perhaps you should ask the doctor about medication.”

    • C. 

      “Tell me a little bit more about your fear of dying.”

    • D. 

      “Most people with stage I Hodgkin’s disease survive.”

  • 2. 
    You have developed the nursing diagnosis Risk for Impaired Tissue Integrity related to effects of radiation for a client with Hodgkin’s lymphoma who is receiving radiation to the groin area. Which nursing activity is best delegated to a nursing assistant caring for the client?  
    • A. 

      Check the skin for signs of redness or peeling.

    • B. 

      Apply alcohol-free lotion to the area after cleaning.

    • C. 

      Explain good skin care to the client and family.

    • D. 

      Clean the skin over daily with a mild soap.

  • 3. 
    After receiving the change-of-shift report, which client will you assess first?  
    • A. 

      A 20-year-old with possible acute myelogenous leukemia who has just arrived on the medical unit

    • B. 

      A 38-year-old with aplastic anemia who needs teaching about decreasing infection risk prior to discharge

    • C. 

      A 40-year-old with lymphedema who requests help to put on compression stockings before getting out of bed

    • D. 

      A 60-year-old with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who is refusing the ordered chemotherapy regimen

  • 4. 
    A 21-year-old male with Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a senior at the local university. He is engaged to be married and is to begin a new job upon graduation. Which of the following diagnoses would be a priority for this client?
    • A. 

      Sexual dysfunction related to radiation therapy

    • B. 

      Anticipatory grieving related to terminal illness

    • C. 

      Tissue integrity related to prolonged bed rest

    • D. 

      Fatigue related to chemotherapy

  • 5. 
    A patient is admitted to the oncology unit for diagnosis of suspected Hodgkin's disease. Which of the following symptoms is typical of Hodgkin's disease?
    • A. 

      Painful cervical lymph nodes.

    • B. 

      Night sweats and fatigue.

    • C. 

      Nausea and vomiting.

    • D. 

      Weight gain.

  • 6. 
    The Hodgkin's disease patient described in the question above undergoes a lymph node biopsy for definitive diagnosis. If the diagnosis of Hodgkin's disease were correct, which of the following cells would the pathologist expect to find?
    • A. 

      Reed-Sternberg cells.

    • B. 

      Lymphoblastic cells.

    • C. 

      Gaucher's cells.

    • D. 

      Rieder's cells

  • 7. 
    The nurse understands that Hodgkin’s disease is suspected when a client presents with a painless, swollen lymph node. Hodgkin’s disease typically affects people in which age group?
    • A. 

      Children (ages 6-12 years)

    • B. 

      Teenagers (ages 13-20 years)

    • C. 

      Young adults (ages 21-40 years)

    • D. 

      Older adults (ages 41-50 years)

  • 8. 
    A male client is admitted to the hospital with a suspected diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease. Which assessment findings would the nurse expect to note specifically in the client?
    • A. 

      Fatigue

    • B. 

      Weakness

    • C. 

      Weight gain

    • D. 

      Enlarged lymph nodes

  • 9. 
    The nurse is aware that the following symptoms is most commonly an early indication of stage 1 Hodgkin’s disease?
    • A. 

      Pericarditis

    • B. 

      Night sweat

    • C. 

      Splenomegaly

    • D. 

      Persistent hypothermia

  • 10. 
    A newly admitted client is diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease undergoes an excisional cervical lymph node biopsy under local anesthesia. What does the nurse assess first after the procedure?
    • A. 

      Vital signs

    • B. 

      Incision site

    • C. 

      Airway

    • D. 

      Level of consciousness

  • 11. 
    A client admitted with newly diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Which of the following would the nurse expect the client to report?
    • A. 

      Lymph node pain

    • B. 

      Weight gain

    • C. 

      Night sweats

    • D. 

      Headache

  • 12. 
    The two main groups of lymphoma in humans are Hodgkin lymphoma and the non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Hodgkin lymphoma, named for Thomas Hodgkin, is an American physician who identified it in 1832.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Hodgkin lymphoma only occurs in a group of lymph nodes, not in a single lymph node or in other parts of the lymphatic system, such as the bone marrow and spleen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can spread to almost any part of the body, including the liver, bone marrow, and spleen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Sex is one of the risk factors for developing NHL, but race is not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    People infected with HIV are more likely to develop lymphatic disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    One of the symptoms for lymphatic disease is swelling of the lymph nodes; however, this symptom may be easily overlooked because the enlargement does not cause any pain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Hodgkin lymphoma may be cured with chemotherapy with almost no incidence of secondary acute nonlymphocytic leukemia within 10 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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