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Penile cancer

Providing patient support

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000532039.52354.7f
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Penile cancer: Providing patient support

GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide nurses with information about cancer of the penis. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing-education activity, you should be able to: 1. Identify signs and symptoms of penile cancer. 2. List treatment options for the patient with penile cancer. 3. Discuss nursing considerations for the patient with penile cancer.

  1. Approximately 95% of penile cancers are
    1. squamous cell carcinomas.
    2. basal cell carcinomas.
    3. melanomas.
  2. Risk factors that trigger PeIN include
    1. obesity.
    2. alcohol consumption.
    3. HPV infection.
  3. Melanomas of the penis are most often found on the
    1. glans.
    2. foreskin.
    3. urethral meatus
  4. Which penile carcinoma has a low probability of metastasizing?
    1. sarcoma
    2. basal cell
    3. melanoma
  5. Which type of SCC is found on the glans and foreskin of the penis?
    1. EQ
    2. BD
    3. BP
  6. Which of the following is characteristic of BP?
    1. It presents as a single isolated lesion.
    2. It's highly invasive.
    3. It occurs more often than BD in sexually active young men.
  7. A penile lesion appearing brown, blue, black, and flat with asymmetrical borders is most likely to be
    1. melanoma.
    2. basal cell carcinoma.
    3. squamous cell carcinoma.
  8. Malignancy that has grown into the corpus spongiosum or corpus cavernosa or urethra, and has spread to lymph nodes and other body parts is
    1. stage 4.
    2. stage 3B.
    3. stage 3A.
  9. Which of the following chemotherapeutic agents is commonly used for systemic treatment of metastatic penile cancer?
    1. fluorouracil
    2. cisplatin
    3. carboplatin
  10. The single greatest prognostic indicator of survival from penile cancer is
    1. patient age at diagnosis.
    2. location of the lesion.
    3. lymph node involvement.
  11. What treatment does the author specify to be curative in about 50% of patients with penile cancer who are at high risk for metastasis?
    1. systemic chemotherapy
    2. radical lymphadenectomy
    3. Mohs micrographic surgery
  12. Which procedure is most appropriate for a patient with noninvasive lesions?
    1. glansectomy
    2. total glans resurfacing
    3. partial penectomy
  13. Following a radical penectomy, the patient will be
    1. able to stand to urinate.
    2. able to ejaculate after a 4- to 8-week recovery period.
    3. placed on stool softeners.
  14. A penile malignancy confined to the epidermis is stage
    1. 0.
    2. 1.
    3. 2.
  15. Which of the following should patients receiving systemic chemotherapy report to their healthcare provider immediately?
    1. fatigue
    2. sore throat
    3. mild nausea
  16. After partial penectomy, the patient should be taught to refrain from sexual activity for
    1. 1 to 3 weeks.
    2. 4 to 8 weeks.
    3. 10 to 12 weeks.
  17. According to the American Cancer Society, with treatment, men with stage 2 penile cancer have a 5-year survival rate of
    1. 59%.
    2. 72%.
    3. 85%.
  18. The risk of cancer of the penis is mitigated by good genital hygiene, lifestyle modification, and
    1. a diet high in vitamin C.
    2. exercise.
    3. circumcision.


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