Flashcards in Cancer Facts Deck (15):
Which type of tumor is more malignant?
Differentiated or undifferentiated?
Undifferentiated is worse to have
When cancer spread to a distant site it is called____.
A person should have a yearly work up exam for cancer detection over the age of ____.
In general, cancer drugs have side effects in which three body systems?
What are the most common Chemo GI side effects?
Stomatitis (oral sores)
Clients receiving chemo must be NPO. (T/F)
It is permissible to give lidocaine viscous before meals if the patient has chemo stomatitis. (T/F)
With what solution solid the client with chemo stomatitis rinse after meals?
What lubricant can safely be applied to the cracked lips of chemo stomatitis?
Name 3 Hematologic side effects of chemo
Thrombocytopenia, luekopenia, anemia
When should the nurse with old IM injections in the client on chemo?
Only when their platelet count is down
What are the 3 objective signs/symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
Epistaxis (nose bleed)
Petechiae (small dot-like pinpoint hemorrhage son the skin)
What's blood cell is low in leukopenia?
• When ANC
What is he #1 integumentary side effects
•Hair loss due to chemo is usually temporary
• In some cases, scalp tourniquets and ice packs to the scalp prevent chemo alopecia