Flashcards in Oncology Deck (3):
Multiple myeloma S/S and priority care
Multiple myeloma S/S: hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, bone damage (causes erosion of bone mass/fxs)
Priority in positioning d/t risk of Fxs
Wilm's tumor is a malignant tumor of the kidney that can lead to kidney dysf(x). If there's low UO, needs immediate intervention. Increasing abd girth is a common finding.
A nurse is caring for a client who is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and is scheduled for radiation therapy. The nurse recognizes that, as a result of the radiation therapy, the client is most likely to experience which difficulty?
B: High fever
C: Night sweats
D: Face and neck edema
As a result of radiation therapy, which is at the lymph nodes throughout the body, nausea often results. Night sweats are a finding in this disease process. These clients are not likely to have a high fever because the lymphatic or immune system is not fully functional.