Intro To Cancer

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  • 1. 
    Luke has had a biopsy.  His results come back that the growth is encapsulated, partially differentiated with slight increase in vascularity.  What type of growth is this most likely?
    • A. 

      Benign

    • B. 

      Malignant

  • 2. 
    The lab report comes back on the pt showing a non encapsulated growth that is poorly differentiated.  The growth also shows that they are unlike the parent cell.  What type of growth is this most likely?
    • A. 

      Benign

    • B. 

      Malignant

  • 3. 
    Carry's lab report came back with a poorly differentiated growth that is encapsulated.  There is a marked increase in vascularity and is infiltrating.  What type of growth is this most likely?
    • A. 

      Benign

    • B. 

      Malignant

  • 4. 
    Tom's growth has come back.  The lab report shows that the growth is encapsulated and partially differentiated.  There is no metasis and is rather large.  What type of growth does Tom most likely have?
    • A. 

      Benign

    • B. 

      Malignant

  • 5. 
    It is possible to reverse changes in cell's genetic structure upon initiation?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Why is it important to catch cancer growths so soon?
    • A. 

      To interrupt initiation.

    • B. 

      To stop benign cells turning to malignant cells.

    • C. 

      To interrupt promotion of altered cells.

    • D. 

      To increase the metasis profile.

  • 7. 
    Increased growth of tumor including invasion and metasis is called:
    • A. 

      Initiation

    • B. 

      Promotion

    • C. 

      Progression

  • 8. 
    Lori is talking with her nurse about factors that promote cancer.  Lori weighs 245 lbs and eats a lot of fast food.  She is on large doses of estrogen for another condition and is 45 years old.  Lori understands her risks when she states:
    • A. 

      My diet and weight predispose me to cancer.

    • B. 

      My parents didn't have cancer so I won't have it.

    • C. 

      Self examination is important for finding and changes.

    • D. 

      It's too late to make lifestyle changes because of my age, the damage is done.

  • 9. 
    In order for metastasis to take place, cells must stop and adhere at a secondary to proliferate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Cancer cells can easily survive in the blood and attach to body cavities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which are sites of Metastasis?
    • A. 

      Lungs

    • B. 

      Brain

    • C. 

      Bone

    • D. 

      Liver

    • E. 

      All the above.

  • 12. 
    Cancer cells do not have the ability to develop new blood vessels and don't need oxygen but needs nutrients to survive.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Solid tumors from epithelial tissue
    • A. 

      Carcinoma

    • B. 

      Sarcoma

    • C. 

      Lymphoma

    • D. 

      Leukemia

  • 14. 
    Solid tumors from muscle, bone, fat and other connective tissue
    • A. 

      Carcinoma

    • B. 

      Sarcoma

    • C. 

      Lymphoma

    • D. 

      Leukemia

  • 15. 
    Slightly different from normal cells, well differentiated
    • A. 

      Grade I

    • B. 

      Grade II

    • C. 

      Grade III

    • D. 

      Grade IV

  • 16. 
    More abnormal, moderately differentiated
    • A. 

      Grade I

    • B. 

      Grade II

    • C. 

      Grade III

    • D. 

      Grade IV

  • 17. 
    Very abnormal, poorly differentiated
    • A. 

      Grade I

    • B. 

      Grade II

    • C. 

      Grade III

    • D. 

      Grade IV

  • 18. 
    Primitive and undifferentiated
    • A. 

      Grade I

    • B. 

      Grade II

    • C. 

      Grade III

    • D. 

      Grade IV

  • 19. 
    What is the difference between Stage III and Stage IV?
    • A. 

      Limited to tissue of origin vs limited to local spread

    • B. 

      Cancer in situ vs limited to local spread

    • C. 

      Extensive local and regional spread vs metastasis

    • D. 

      Limited to tissue of orgin vs metastasis

  • 20. 
    TNM Classification System refers to:
    • A. 

      Tumor (primary)

    • B. 

      Lymph Node involvement

    • C. 

      Metastasis

    • D. 

      All the above.

  • 21. 
    What does it mean to treat a disease partially and insofar as possible, but not cure it completely?
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Palliation

    • C. 

      Stay

    • D. 

      Long Term Viability

  • 22. 
    Radiation therapy is used to treat a tumor before a surgery to decrease the chance of seeding.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What is the cause of generalized weakness and anorexia after being treated with radiation?
    • A. 

      Destruction of normal cells

    • B. 

      Waste products of cell destruction.

    • C. 

      Toxins released from cancer cells trying to survive.

    • D. 

      Natural effects of radiation exposure.

  • 24. 
    Matt has had radiation therapy for a tumor in his neck.  What can Matt expect?
    • A. 

      Change in taste

    • B. 

      Increased saliva production

    • C. 

      Hair Loss

    • D. 

      Dyspnea

  • 25. 
    When a pt is given unsealed sources of radiation, what principles should be followed?
    • A. 

      Distance

    • B. 

      Shielding

    • C. 

      Time

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 26. 
    Chemotherapy usually kills 100% of a tumor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Naturally occurring in protein used to prevent cancer cells from proliferating; interferes with the ability of cancer cells to replicate.
    • A. 

      Interferons

    • B. 

      Interleukins

    • C. 

      Attached radioactive substances

  • 28. 
    Colony Stimulating Factors (CSF) do what?
    • A. 

      Stimulates blood cell production by the bone marrow

    • B. 

      Stimulates NK cell production

    • C. 

      Stimulates T4 cell production

    • D. 

      Stimulates non proliferation agents in cancer cells.

  • 29. 
    The nurse understands the side effects of Zofran when the nurse states:
    • A. 

      Insomnia

    • B. 

      Constipation/Diarrhea

    • C. 

      Restlessness

    • D. 

      Must be assessed for extrapyramidial effects

  • 30. 
    The nurse understands the side effects of Reglan when the nurse states:
    • A. 

      Insomnia

    • B. 

      Drowsiness

    • C. 

      Assess for extrapyramidial effects

    • D. 

      Constipation/Diarrhea

  • 31. 
    When should a pt be given Zofran?
    • A. 

      30 minutes before a meals and at bedtime

    • B. 

      30 minutes after meals and at bedtime

    • C. 

      30 minutes before chemortherapeutic agents.

    • D. 

      30 minutes after giving chemotherapeutic agents.

  • 32. 
    The nurse understands Decadron when the nurse states:
    • A. 

      Can cause euphoria

    • B. 

      Can cause insomnia

    • C. 

      Can cause mild fluid retention

    • D. 

      Monitor electrolytes and glucose

    • E. 

      All the above.

  • 33. 
    The maximum time a nurse should be in a room of a pt with internal radiation is:
    • A. 

      30 min/shift

    • B. 

      1 hr/shift

    • C. 

      30 min/4 hrs

    • D. 

      No time limit if shielding is in place

  • 34. 
    Mucositis is:
    • A. 

      Very painful

    • B. 

      Ulceration of the tongue, mouth, esophogeal, GI tract

    • C. 

      Disruption of bone tissue

    • D. 

      A&B

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 35. 
    Mary is on chemotherapy.  Her labs come back with a WBC of 2000 and her neutrophils are 20%.  She has a fever of 100.6.  Is this a medical emergency?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 36. 
    Mindy is a 5 year old girl with cancer.  What is the best way to talk to her about her treatment?
    • A. 

      With objects or drawings to illustrate.

    • B. 

      Conversation about what is happening as she can handle concepts.

    • C. 

      Discussing peer status and body imagine is important.