Page 55 Complete Your CE Test Online - Click Here CANCER NURSING, PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION FOR THE ADULT PATIENT Self-Evaluation Exercises Select the best answer for each question and check your answers at the bottom of the page. You do not need to submit this self-evaluation exercise with your participant sheet. 1. Two reliable organizations that evaluate potential carcinogens that can be found online are: a. US National Toxicology Program (NTP) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). b. World Cancer Organization (WCO) and the US Cancer Studies Group (CSG). c. American Cancer Research (ACR) and its international counterpart, Worldwide Cancer Research (WWCR). d. US Toxics Prevention Association (TPA) and the International Cancer Prevention Organization (ICPO). 2. The American Cancer Society mentions cervical cancer screening for women who have been fully vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). What is their recommendation? a. Cervical cancer screening should be exactly the same for women as for women who haven’t been vaccinated for HPV. b. Women who have been vaccinated for HPV don’t need cervical cancer screening. c. Cervical cancer screening should be done in vaccinated women, but it should start at age 30 and can be done every 7-10 years. d. Cervical cancer screening intervals can be lengthened to every 10 years, since risk of HPV will be lower for vaccinated women. 3. Women who have had complete hysterectomies with cervical removal for a benign condition should not have Pap or HPV testing unless they have other risk factors. a. True. b. False. 4. Women with breast implants should not have mammograms between ages 50 and 60. a. True. b. False. 5. Patients who will be getting 2 chemotherapy drugs classified as moderately emetogenic should get an antiemetic regimen suited to moderately emetogenic cancer treatment. a. True. b. False. 6. Now that screening for lung cancer in asymptomatic people has finally been recommended, it applies to a fairly small subset of people. What is true about lung cancer screening? a. Only people who have been heavily exposed to radon should be screened for lung cancer. b. People who have smoked heavily and then quit are the only ones who should be screened. c. People aged 55 to 74 who have smoked heavily are candidates for lung cancer screening whether or not they’ve quit smoking, although some guidelines allow for screening at older ages. d. Heavy smokers aged 35 to 55 are the ones who have proven most likely to benefit from screening and should start annual screening immediately. 7. According to the NCI, cancer is a collection of more than how many related diseases? a. 50. b. 100. c. 500. d. 1,000. 8. Regular self-breast exams have been proven to reduce deaths from breast cancer. a. True. b. False. 9. Repeated CT exams can raise future cancer risk, especially in younger people. a. True. b. False. 10. Removal of polyps during colonoscopy carries some risk of: a. Diarrhea lasting 3-6 days that spontaneously resolves. b. Vomiting after meals. c. Short-term dysgeusia. d. Acute or delayed GI bleeding. Answers: 1.A 2.A 3.A 4.B 5.B 6.C 7.B 8.B 9.A 10.D