INSTRUCTIONS Non-small cell lung cancer: Recent advances
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Non-small cell lung cancer: Recent advances
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide nurses with the most recent information about non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to: 1. Identify the risk factors associated with NSCLC. 2. Differentiate the surgical approaches used to treat patients with NSCLC. 3. Discuss nursing considerations for patients with NSCLC.
- Which group has the highest incidence and death rates from lung cancer?
- White women
- Black males
- Hispanic women
- Asian males
- Most lung cancers are seen in patients over age
- Patients with nonsmoking-associated lung cancer tend to be
- Which statement best describes the screening tests specific for lung cancer?
- They're expensive.
- They have low false-negative rates.
- They have high false-positive rates.
- There are none.
- Common signs of NSCLC include
- repeated bronchial infections.
- Signs of metastasized NSCLC include all of the following except
- a lump in one breast.
- bone pain.
- enlarged lymph nodes.
- When hormone-like substances produced by a tumor affect distant tissues or organs, it's called
- superior vena cava syndrome.
- DiGeorge syndrome.
- paraneoplastic syndromes.
- Horner syndrome.
- The diagnostic imaging test of choice for evaluating patients with a potential lung cancer diagnosis is a chest
- Which lung cancer stage is also called carcinoma in situ?
- Stage 0
- Stage I
- Stage II
- Stage III
- The gold standard of lymph node evaluation and testing for a patient with NSCLC is
- vascular ultrasonography.
- pulmonary angiography.
- Wedge resection of the lung involves removal of
- the entire affected lung.
- part of one lung lobe.
- one lung lobe.
- the tumor and an area of the lung around the tumor.
- In the first few hours after surgery, the surgeon should be notified of chest tube drainage exceeding
- 50 mL/hour.
- 100 mL/hour.
- 200 mL/hour.
- 250 mL/hour.
- A change in the color of chest tube drainage to milky white may indicate a (an)
- chyle leak.
- After surgery, which assessment finding indicates an air leak into the subcutaneous tissue from the pleural space?
- pursed lip breathing
- tripod positioning
- tissue that feels like crunchy rice cereal
- Following a thoracotomy, pericardial inflammation frequently causes
- sinus bradycardia.
- heart block.
- premature ventricular contractions.
- atrial fibrillation.
- Radiation therapy using stereotactic approaches is often used for which stage of NSCLC?
- operable Stage I
- nonoperable Stage I
- operable Stage II
- nonoperable Stage II
- The standard chemotherapy treatment for NSCLC is
- Which therapy can best assist a patient with NSCLC who has a feeling of air hunger at the end of life?
- hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- continuous positive airway pressure
- mechanical ventilation