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1
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10% of the time, patient’s find that they have lung cancer by checking for pneumonia on a

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chest x ray

2
Q

Lung cancer is clinically __ for the majority of its course

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silent

3
Q

Lung cancer is often masked in patients who are smokers because…

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they already have an underlying cough

4
Q

Symptoms for lung cancer are nonspecific and are…

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late in the disease

5
Q

What is the most common symptom of lung cancer?

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Persistent productive cough

6
Q

What does the provider look for on a chest x ray for a patient with lung cancer?

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A mass or infiltrate

7
Q

A mass on a chest x ray is sometimes referred to as __.

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consolidation

8
Q

Infiltrate on a chest x ray looks like __ where it should be clear.

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haziness

9
Q

A CT scan or MRI can be used to check for __.

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metastasis

10
Q

A sputum for cytology is looking for what?

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Cancer cells in the sputum

11
Q

Only 20-30% of sputum for cytology specimens are __.

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positive

12
Q

Definitive diagnostic test for lung cancer

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Biopsy

13
Q

List three ways a patient will have a lung biopsy

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1) percutaneous fine needle biopsy
2) bronchoscopy
3) video-assisted thoracoscopy (VAT)

14
Q

A video-assisted thoracoscopy is done where?

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In the OR or an endoscopy suite

15
Q

How is tissue removed from the lung in a video-assisted thoracoscopy?

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Through the thorax by way of scope

16
Q

A bronchoscopy device enters the body through the…

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mouth

17
Q

Six nursing problems for a patient with lung cancer

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Ineffective airway clearance 
Ineffective breathing pattern
Anxiety
Poor nutrition status
Fatigue
Knowledge deficit
18
Q

Health promotion for lung cancer =

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Smoking cessation

19
Q

Oncology patients often have anxiety. It is good to establish __ with the patient as collaborative care.

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report

20
Q

Medical name for removal of entire lung

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pneumonectomy

21
Q

-ectomy means

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removal of

22
Q

Lobectomy means

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lobe removed from lung

23
Q

3 surgical interventions for patients with lung cancer

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Pneumonectomy, lobectomy, wedge or segmental resection

24
Q

Very often, patients with lung cancer undergo __ and/or __

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chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy

25
Q

If you hear sounds over the removed lung when auscultating those sounds are called

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deferred sounds