Oncology Quiz: Can You Pass This Exam?

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Oncology Quiz: Can You Pass This Exam? Cancer is one of the diseases that have the highest number of deaths annually, and one of the primary reasons is that most people do not have the finances to cater to screening and treatments if one is a fund having a tumor. Oncologists are charged with diagnosing people with cancer and treating them as well. Test your oncologist skills by taking the quiz below!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Select all that can be carcinogenic factors.

    • A.

      Inherited genetic defect

    • B.

      Viruses

    • C.

      Diet

    • D.

      Radiation

    • E.

      Chemicals

    • F.

      Trauma

    • G.

      Chronic inflammation

    • H.

      Immune system dysfunctions

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Inherited genetic defect
    B. Viruses
    C. Diet
    D. Radiation
    E. Chemicals
    F. Trauma
    G. Chronic inflammation
    H. Immune system dysfunctions
    Explanation
    Inherited genetic defects, viruses, diet, radiation, chemicals, trauma, chronic inflammation, and immune system dysfunctions can all be considered as potential carcinogenic factors. These factors have been linked to an increased risk of developing cancer. Inherited genetic defects can predispose individuals to certain types of cancer, while viruses such as human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B and C can cause certain types of cancer. Diet and exposure to radiation and chemicals have also been associated with an increased risk of cancer. Trauma, chronic inflammation, and immune system dysfunctions can promote the growth and spread of cancer cells.

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  • 2. 

    As an RVT our role in oncology is to

    • A.

      Encourage treatment

    • B.

      Discourage treatment since it is too expensive and hard on the patient

    • C.

      Provide compassionate care and medical knowledge

    • D.

      None of the above would be done by an RVT

    Correct Answer
    C. Provide compassionate care and medical knowledge
    Explanation
    As an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) in oncology, our role is to provide compassionate care and medical knowledge to the patients. This includes assisting in treatments, monitoring the patients' condition, administering medications, and educating the owners about the disease and treatment options. Our primary focus is to ensure the well-being of the patients while providing support and guidance to their owners throughout the treatment process.

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  • 3. 

    Hemangiosarcoma.

    • A.

      Benign

    • B.

      Malignant

    Correct Answer
    B. Malignant
  • 4. 

    Lymphoma

    • A.

      Benign

    • B.

      Malignant

    Correct Answer
    A. Benign
    Explanation
    Lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, which is part of the body's immune system. It is characterized by the abnormal growth of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Lymphomas can be classified as either benign or malignant. Benign lymphomas are non-cancerous and typically do not spread to other parts of the body. Malignant lymphomas, on the other hand, are cancerous and have the potential to spread to other tissues and organs. Therefore, the correct answer is "Benign" because it refers to a non-cancerous form of lymphoma.

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  • 5. 

    Fibrosarcoma

    • A.

      Benign

    • B.

      Malignant

    Correct Answer
    B. Malignant
    Explanation
    Fibrosarcoma is a type of cancer that arises from fibrous tissue in the body. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of malignant cells. Malignant tumors are cancerous and have the ability to invade surrounding tissues and metastasize to other parts of the body. In contrast, benign tumors do not invade nearby tissues or spread to other areas. Therefore, the correct answer is "Malignant" because fibrosarcoma is a malignant tumor.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is malignant?

    • A.

      Insulinoma

    • B.

      Lipoma

    • C.

      Chondroma

    • D.

      None of the above are malignant

    Correct Answer
    A. Insulinoma
    Explanation
    Insulinoma is the correct answer because it is a type of tumor that develops in the pancreas and can be cancerous or malignant. It is characterized by the abnormal growth of cells that produce insulin, leading to excessive production of this hormone. Insulinomas can cause symptoms such as low blood sugar levels, weakness, confusion, and even seizures. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent further complications. Lipoma and chondroma, on the other hand, are benign tumors that do not spread to other parts of the body and are not considered cancerous. Therefore, they are not classified as malignant.

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  • 7. 

    The veterinarian may suggest allowing a particular mass be left alone to watch for growth in order to help determine if it is malignant or not.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Watching for growth is NOT recommended

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT on the AVMA list of early warning signs for cancer?

    • A.

      Difficulty urinating, defecating and breathing

    • B.

      Weight gain

    • C.

      Sores with offensive odor

    • D.

      Loss of stamina

    Correct Answer
    B. Weight gain
    Explanation
    Weight gain is not on the AVMA list of early warning signs for cancer. The AVMA list includes symptoms such as difficulty urinating, defecating, and breathing, sores with an offensive odor, and loss of stamina. Weight gain is not typically associated with cancer and is therefore not included on the list.

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  • 9. 

    Increased calcium levels are not a good indicator of cancer because animals burn lactic acid all the time with day to day activities. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Increased calcium IS a good indicator. Anything above 2 is a value for concern UNLESS you know the animal has just been running in the park burning lactic acid. Take multiple samples and trend your results to get a true reading

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  • 10. 

    Pets should not be allowed to lick children for at least 48 hours after treatment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because after treatment, pets may still have residue of medication or chemicals on their fur or paws, which can be harmful if ingested by children. Additionally, pets' saliva may contain bacteria or parasites that can be transmitted to children through licking. Therefore, it is recommended to prevent pets from licking children for at least 48 hours after treatment to ensure their safety and well-being.

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  • 11. 

    A tumor should be surgically removed along with how much normal tissue?

    • A.

      As little as possible

    • B.

      2-3cm

    • C.

      2 inches

    • D.

      5 cm

    Correct Answer
    B. 2-3cm
    Explanation
    When removing a tumor surgically, it is important to remove as little normal tissue as possible. This is because removing excessive normal tissue can result in unnecessary damage to the surrounding healthy tissue and organs, leading to potential complications and impairments. By removing only 2-3cm of normal tissue along with the tumor, the surgeon aims to strike a balance between removing the tumor completely and preserving the maximum amount of healthy tissue.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not involved with Chemotherapy treatment?

    • A.

      Used in tumors that can not be surgically removed

    • B.

      Can be used after surgical excision to help prevent metastasis and regrowth

    • C.

      Administered in frequent, small doses to minimize toxic effects

    • D.

      Unfortunately produces the same effect when in contact with normal cells

    Correct Answer
    C. Administered in frequent, small doses to minimize toxic effects
    Explanation
    Chemotherapy treatment involves the use of drugs to kill or slow down the growth of cancer cells. The drugs used in chemotherapy can be administered in different ways, such as through pills, injections, or intravenous infusion. The correct answer, "Administered in frequent, small doses to minimize toxic effects," is not involved with chemotherapy treatment. In chemotherapy, the drugs are often given in specific doses and schedules to maximize their effectiveness against cancer cells while minimizing the harm to normal cells. The statement suggests a method of administering the drugs to minimize toxic effects, which is not a characteristic of chemotherapy treatment.

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  • 13. 

    A cautery unit is used to burn small epithelial tumors.

    • A.

      Cryosurgery

    • B.

      Radiation

    • C.

      Hyperthermia

    • D.

      Chemotherapy

    Correct Answer
    C. Hyperthermia
    Explanation
    Hyperthermia is the correct answer because it involves using heat to treat small epithelial tumors. Hyperthermia therapy raises the temperature of the targeted area, which can help destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. This method is often used in conjunction with other treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy to enhance their effectiveness. Cryosurgery uses extreme cold, radiation uses high-energy rays, and chemotherapy uses drugs to treat tumors, but they are not specifically focused on using heat to burn small epithelial tumors.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following is/are the main exposure routes of chemotherapeutic drugs in humans handling them? 

    • A.

      Absorption

    • B.

      Inhalent, Absorption, Ingestion

    • C.

      Inhalent, Absorption, Injection

    • D.

      Inhalent, Ingestion, Injection

    Correct Answer
    B. Inhalent, Absorption, Ingestion
    Explanation
    Chemotherapeutic drugs can be exposed to humans through inhalation, absorption, and ingestion. Inhalation occurs when the drugs are inhaled into the respiratory system, absorption happens when the drugs are absorbed through the skin or mucous membranes, and ingestion occurs when the drugs are ingested orally. These three routes are the main ways in which humans can be exposed to chemotherapeutic drugs while handling them.

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  • 15. 

    Chemotherapeutic agents should 

    • A.

      Be stored and prepared in their own room with their own storage space

    • B.

      Have warning signs and clean up instructions posted

    • C.

      Only handled by trained personelle

    • D.

      All of the above are true

    Correct Answer
    A. Be stored and prepared in their own room with their own storage space
    Explanation
    Chemotherapeutic agents are potent drugs used to treat cancer. They can be hazardous and require special handling to ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare providers. Storing and preparing these agents in their own dedicated room with separate storage space helps to prevent cross-contamination and accidental exposure. Additionally, posting warning signs and clean-up instructions further enhances safety measures. Finally, due to the potential risks associated with handling chemotherapeutic agents, only trained personnel should be allowed to handle them. Therefore, all of the given statements are true.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following is an injectable chemotherapeutic agent? 

    • A.

      Vincristine

    • B.

      Lomustine

    • C.

      Imuran

    • D.

      All of the above are injectables

    • E.

      None of the above are injectables

    Correct Answer
    A. Vincristine
    Explanation
    Vincristine is an injectable chemotherapeutic agent. It is a vinca alkaloid that is used to treat various types of cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, and solid tumors. It is administered intravenously and works by disrupting the formation of microtubules in cancer cells, thereby inhibiting their growth and division. Vincristine is typically given in a hospital or clinic setting by a healthcare professional. Lomustine is also an injectable chemotherapeutic agent, while Imuran is not. Therefore, the correct answer is Vincristine.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following is an oral chemotherapeutic agent?

    • A.

      Adrimyacin

    • B.

      L-Asparginase

    • C.

      Chlorambucil

    • D.

      Kidrolase

    Correct Answer
    C. Chlorambucil
    Explanation
    Chlorambucil is an oral chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of various types of cancer, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphomas, and ovarian cancer. It belongs to the class of alkylating agents and works by interfering with the DNA replication process in cancer cells, ultimately leading to their death. Unlike Adrimyacin and L-Asparginase, which are typically administered intravenously, Chlorambucil can be taken orally, making it a convenient option for long-term treatment. Kidrolase is not a known chemotherapeutic agent and is not relevant to the question.

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  • 18. 

    Extravasation

    • A.

      Vasoconstriction due to chemotherapeutic treatment

    • B.

      Vasodilation due to chemotherapeutic treatment

    • C.

      Using multiple chemotherapeutic administration routes

    • D.

      When a drug solution leaks from the vein

    Correct Answer
    D. When a drug solution leaks from the vein
    Explanation
    Extravasation refers to the leakage of a drug solution from the vein into the surrounding tissues. This can occur during the administration of chemotherapy, and it can cause damage and irritation to the tissues. The other options, such as vasoconstriction or vasodilation due to chemotherapy, or using multiple administration routes, do not directly relate to extravasation. Therefore, the correct answer is when a drug solution leaks from the vein.

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  • 19. 

    Stage this Lymphoma: "Generalized lymph node involvement" 

    • A.

      Stage 1

    • B.

      Stage 2

    • C.

      Stage 3

    • D.

      Stage 4

    • E.

      Stage 5

    Correct Answer
    C. Stage 3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stage 3 because "generalized lymph node involvement" typically refers to lymphoma that has spread to multiple lymph nodes on both sides of the diaphragm. In Stage 1, the lymphoma is limited to a single lymph node or a group of lymph nodes on one side of the diaphragm. In Stage 2, the lymphoma has spread to lymph nodes on both sides of the diaphragm. In Stage 4, the lymphoma has spread to organs outside of the lymphatic system. Stage 5 is not a recognized stage for lymphoma staging.

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  • 20. 

    Stage the Lymphoma: "Involvement of blood, bone marrow, and/or other organs" 

    • A.

      Stage 1

    • B.

      Stage 3

    • C.

      Stage 4

    • D.

      Stage 5

    • E.

      Stage 2

    Correct Answer
    D. Stage 5
  • 21. 

    Stage the Lymphoma: "Regional involvement of many lymph nodes, with or without the involvement of the tonsils" 

    • A.

      Stage 1

    • B.

      Stage 2

    • C.

      Stage 3

    • D.

      Stage 4

    • E.

      Stage 5

    Correct Answer
    B. Stage 2
    Explanation
    The given description states that there is regional involvement of many lymph nodes, with or without the involvement of the tonsils. This indicates that the lymphoma has spread beyond the original site but is still confined to one side of the diaphragm. According to the staging system, this corresponds to Stage 2, where the cancer has spread to multiple lymph nodes on the same side of the diaphragm.

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