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Sunday 27 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 1

A diagnosis of Hodgkin’s disease was made to a 58- year old man and is admitted for the initial cycle of chemotherapy. During the hospitalization, the nurse should watch out for the following complication, except?
    A. Fertility problems
    B. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
    C. Secondary cancer
    D. Infection

Correct Answer: B. Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Option B: Hodgkin’s disease (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system (bone marrow, spleen, liver, and lymph node tissue. Symptoms include painless swelling of a lymph node, recurrent fever, night sweats, pruritus, and unexplained weight loss. Prostate involvement is rare in Hodgkin’s disease.

Options A, C, and D: Complications of the disease would lead to a weakened immune system resulting in various infections, It can also result in fertility problems related to chemotherapy, and a probability of secondary cancers in the future.

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