Health Promotion Across The Lifespan

Health Promotion Across The Lifespan
NURS 1410 Health Promotion across the Lifespan I
Cancer Conditions Test
Submit your answers into the Cancer Conditions Test on D2l (located in Assessments under the Quizzes tab) by 8:00 am on Monday, January 31, 2022. Students who do not submit answers into D2L into the Cancer Conditions Test by the due date and time will earn a score of “zero” for this test.
From the choices given, choose the best answer and place the corresponding letter on the answer sheet.
From the choices given, choose all the answers that apply and put the corresponding letter(s) on the answer sheet. Responses can range from one choice to all of the choices. No partial credit is given for correct selections.
Important reminder:
***It is permissible to use the recorded lectures, lecture slides, lecture notes, and textbook to answer the questions on this test. This test is your own work. Please refer to the course syllabus and the Practical Nursing Student Handbook to review the Policy on Academic Misconduct for this course and the Practical Nursing program. Collaborating with other students on the test, receiving or copying answers from another student’s test, and complicity with another student in an act of academic misconduct are examples of cheating and will result in sanctions up to and including failure of the course and dismissal from the Practical Nursing program.
NURS 1410 Health Promotion across the Lifespan I
Cancer Conditions Test
1. A cancer patient asks the nurse to explain what a carcinogen is. The nurse answers
the patient by explaining that carcinogens are factors associated with cancer risk
such as:
Select all answers that apply.
A. Age
B. Radon
C. Asbestos
D. Radiation
E. Tumor markers
2. A nurse at a health fair is conducting teaching sessions on dietary measures to help
prevent cancer. Which food(s) should the nurse encourage clients attending the
teaching sessions to eat as a means of preventing cancer?
Select all answers that apply.
A. Fruits
B. Vegetables
C. Red meats
D. Foods high in fat
E. Foods low in fiber
F. Charred (blackened) foods (with grilling of meat)
3. The nurse is educating adolescents about cancer prevention. What teaching does the
nurse focus on as most relevant to this age group?
Select all answers that apply.
A. Avoid alcohol
B. Annual mammogram
C. Smoking cessation/avoidance
D. Annual fecal occult blood test
E. Avoid ultraviolet radiation exposure
F. Digital rectal exam with PSA (prostate specific antigen) test yearly
4. A patient being screened for colorectal cancer will be having guaiac smear fecal
occult blood testing (gFOBT). Which instruction(s) does the nurse include when
teaching about guaiac smear fecal occult blood testing (gFOBT)?
Select all answers that apply.
A. The entire stool needs to be sent in for testing.
B. Red meat needs to be avoided for 3 days prior to the test.
C. Vitamin C needs to be avoided for 7 days prior to the test.
D. The stool specimen to be tested should not mix with toilet water or urine.
E. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) need to be avoided for 7 days prior to the test.
5. A nurse is assisting with preventive health screenings at a community health event.
Which of the following client statement(s) should the nurse recognize as a warning
sign of cancer?
Select all answers that apply.
A. “I have heartburn an hour after eating spicy foods.”
B. “Recently I’ve noticed that my bowel movements look black in color.”
C. “When I was doing a breast self-examination yesterday, I noticed a pea-
sized lump.”
D. “I have a mole on my upper arm that looks darker in color and the edges of it
look uneven.”
E. “For the past few years, I get a productive cough in late summer that goes
away in a few weeks.”
6. A bone marrow biopsy was performed on a patient. The nurse provides post-
procedure instructions to the patient following the bone marrow biopsy which
A. Increase fluid intake for the next 3 days.
B. Watch the puncture site for bleeding or signs of infection.
C. Soaking in a bathtub or using a hot tub will help with discomfort.
D. The site will feel tender for 3 months after having the bone marrow biopsy.
7. Cancers are classified according to the organs or tissues from which they first began
to grow. The most common type of cancer is
A. lymphomas.
B. leukemias.
C. sarcomas.
D. carcinomas.
8. A patient who had surgery and radiation to treat breast cancer asks the nurse why the
oncologist orders a blood test called CA 27-29 every time she comes to the clinic for
a follow up appointment. What is the best response for the nurse to make?
A. “High levels of CA 27-29 after cancer treatment indicate your cancer is in
B. “CA 27-29 levels should increase as your general health improves after
receiving cancer treatment.”
C. “Low levels of CA 27-29 after cancer treatment indicate there is probably
not a recurrence of the cancer.”
D. “CA 27-29 is used to monitor your blood to make sure you are not having any
side effects from your cancer treatments.”
9. The patient is receiving external radiation for colon cancer. The nurse monitors the
patient knowing that which side effect(s) are most likely to occur with receiving
external radiation for colon cancer?
Select all answers that apply.
A. fatigue
B. diarrhea
C. dyspnea
D. stomatitis
E. skin reaction

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